Bloch, Suzanne (1907–2002)

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Bloch, Suzanne (1907–2002)

Swiss-born musician and teacher. Born 1907 in Geneva, Switzerland; died Jan 29, 2002, in New York, NY; dau. of Ernest Bloch (musician and teacher); studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

The 1st famous lutenist of modern times, spurred interest in the lute, an 18th-century instrument that had become obscure; moved to NY with family (1916); taught at Juilliard School (1942–85); also played the recorder and the virginal, a small version of the harpsichord.