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Bloch, Thomas

Works: 97 works in 181 publications in 8 languages and 2,384 library holdings
Genres: Music  Art music  Sacred music  Musical settings  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Composer, Publisher, Editor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Singer, Musician
Classifications: M3.1, 786.866
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Thomas Bloch
Most widely held works by Thomas Bloch
Turangalîla symphony L'ascension by Olivier Messiaen( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glass harmonica by Thomas Bloch( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for ondes Martenot by Thomas Bloch( )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by Edgard Varèse( )

8 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temporal by Orlando Jacinto García( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kontinent Salzburger Festspiele Reihe Kontinent by Edgard Varèse( )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons-frissons by Michel Redolfi( )

1 edition published in 2012 and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fifteen years( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improvisations by Jean-François Zygel( )

3 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in the life of Benjamin Franklin by David Hildebrand( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amour et la foi vocal music by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glossemata Tellemarchica : Fyresdal 1698 by Thomas Bloch( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in Norwegian and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improbable encounters by Joseph Klein( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD+DVD set contains music from throughout Klein's 30-year composing career
The effects of bank mergers on small business lending in Germany by Thomas Bloch( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper, we examine the impact of mergers among German savings banks on the extent to which these savings banks engage in small business lending. The ongoing consolidation in the banking industry has sparked concerns about the continuous availability of credit to small businesses which has been further fueled by empirical studies that partly confirm a reduction in small business lending in the aftermath of mergers. However, using a proprietary data set of German savings banks we find strong evidence that in Germany merging savings banks do not significantly change the extent to which they lend to small businesses compared to prior to the merger or compared to the contemporaneous lending by non-merging banks. We investigate the merger related effects on small business lending in Germany from a bank-level perspective. Furthermore, we estimate small business lending and its continuous adjustment process simultaneously using recent General Method of Moments (GMM) techniques for panel data as proposed by Arellano and Bond (1991). Classification JEL: G21, G28, G34, C23
The effects of size on local banks' funding costs( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivated by the recent discussion of the declining importance of deposits as banks ́major source of funding we investigate which factors determine funding costs at local banks. Using a panel data set of more than 800 German local savings and cooperative banks for the period from 1998 to 2004 we show that funding costs are not only driven by the relative share of comparatively cheap deposits of bankś liabilities but among other factors especially by the size of the bank. In our empirical analysis we find strong and robust evidence that, ceteris paribus, smaller banks exhibit lower funding costs than larger banks suggesting that small banks are able to attract deposits more cheaply than their larger counterparts. We argue that this is the case because smaller banks interact more personally with customers, operate in customers ́geographic proximity and have longer and stronger relationships than larger banks and, hence, are able to charge higher prices for their services. Our finding of a strong influence of bank size on funding costs is also in an in- ternational context of great interest as mergers among small local banks - the key driver of bank growth - are a recent phenomenon not only in European banking that is expected to continue in the future. At the same time, net interest income remains by far the most important source of revenue for most local banks, accounting for approximately 70% of total operating revenues in the case of German local banks. The influence of size on funding costs is of strong economic relevance: our results suggest that an increase in size by 50%, for example, from EUR 500 million in total assets to EUR 750 million (exemplary for M&A transactions among local banks) increases funding costs, ceteris paribus, by approximately 18 basis points which relates to approx. 7% of banks ́average net interest margin. JEL Classification: G21, G34, L25, C23
Dissynergies of mergers among local banks by Thomas Bloch( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper, we investigate how bank mergers affect bank revenues and present empirical evidence that mergers among banks have a substantial and persistent negative impact on merging banks’ revenues. We refer to merger related negative effects on banks’ revenues as dissynergies and suggest that they are a result of organizational diseconomies, the loss of customers and the temporary distraction of management from day-to-day operations by effecting the merger. For our analyses we draw on a proprietary data set with detailed financials of all 457 regional savings banks in Germany, which have been involved in 212 mergers between 1994 and 2006. We find that the negative impact of a merger on net operating revenues amounts to 3% of pro-forma consolidated banks' operating profits and persists not only for the year of the merger but for up to four years post-merger. Only thereafter mergers exhibit a significantly superior performance compared to their respective pre-merger performance or the performance of their non-merging peers. The magnitude and persistence of merger related revenue dissynergies highlight their economic relevance. Previous research on post-merger performance mainly focuses on the effects from mergers on banks' (cost) efficiency and profitability but fails to provide clear and consistent results. We are the first, to our knowledge, to examine the post-merger performance of banks' net operating revenues and to empirically verify significant negative implications of mergers for banks' net operating revenues. We propose that our finding of negative merger related effects on banks' operating revenues is the reason why previous research fails to show merger related gains. JEL-Classification : G21, G34, L25, C23
Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra by Thomas Bloch( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VARESE Ameriques / Equatorial / Nocturnal / Ionisation( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bloch, Glass harmonica

Bloch, Glass harmonica [Ljudupptagning]. [S. l. ] : Naxos

Thomas Bloch francuski instrumentalista

Thomas Bloch Frans componist

Thomas Bloch fransk komponist

Thomas Bloch fransk kompositör

Thomas Bloch französischer Komponist und Musiker

Thomas Bloch French musician