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Composed by Leo Blech (1871-1958). 20th Century, Folk Song. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #0394. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.0394).
Composed by Leo Blech (1871-1958). 20th Century, Folk Song. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #0395. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.0395).
Composed by Leo Blech (1871-1958). 20th Century, Folk Song. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #0396. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.0396).
Voice and Piano
Composed by Leo Blech (1871-1958). Opera or Operetta. Score Only. Composed 2001. Editions Max Eschig #ME 00015001. Published by Editions Max Eschig (BT.ME-00015001).
2 voices (equal, a cappella)
Composed by Various. Vocal Duets/Trios. Ging ein Weiblein Nuesse schuetteln (Leo Blech); Es sass ein schneeweiss Voegelein (Erwin Lendvai); Es muss nun sein (Der Fahrende und der Tod) (Ludwig Weber) - (Text Language: German). Vocal. Sheet Music. Edition Peters #EP4886. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP4886).
Solo voice and piano
Edited by August Scherl. Vocal music. With Language: German. Published by Noten Roehr (NR.72044).
The German composer and conductor Leo Blech studied piano with Ernst Rudorff in Berlin, and composition with Woldemar Bargiel and Engelbert Humperdinck. He conducted at the Stadttheater in Aachen (1893–1899), and in the German Theatre in Prague (1899–1906). In 1906 he became conductor at the Berlin Hofoper. He was then employed at the Deutsche Opernhaus (1923), Berlin Volsoper (1924) and the Vienna Volksoper (1925). Blech returned to Berlin in 1926 at the Staatsoper.
In 1937 he was unable to return to Germany after a guest engagement in Riga, because he was Jewish. He to flee to Stockholm in 1941, and could only return to Berlin in 1949, where he became conductor at the Städtische Oper.
His own operas were quite successful. Notably his Das war Ich (1902), Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind (1903), and especially Versiegelt (1908). He also composed songs, chamber work, orchestral work, and choral pieces.