Biographical: 1880-1889

1880-1889

BLOCH’S GENEVA CHILDHOOD

July 24, 1880:  Born in Geneva to a Jewish bourgeois family. “Place of birth in Geneva : p. 37, no indication; but it is probable that it was at their home : 1 rue Abauzit.”

1886:  His mother gives him a flute.

1887:  He composes musical pieces using notation he creates.

1889:  Begins study of violin with Albert Gos, an excellent amateur violinist.