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.