All Jascha Heifetz articles

  • Photo of Heifetz with Michael Yurkevitch (left) and Mr Rosenthal (right) from PM, 22 April, 1941
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    Jascha Heifetz – champion of modern violins

    2019-05-15T13:00:00Z

    Dario Sarlo reveals a lesser-known passion of the great violinist, and how it led him to start his own lutherie competition

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz's first appearance in The Strad, October 1912

    2018-10-26T11:00:00Z

    The legendary artist was first mentioned in The Strad at the age of eleven following several well-received performances

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    Jascha Heifetz's US debut a hundred years ago

    2017-10-19T13:59:00Z

    The Carnegie Hall recital sealed the 16-year-old’s reputation as an astonishing and unruffled performer, set a new bar for violin playing and led to a season full of engagements and a recording contract, as Dario Sarlo reveals

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    The Strad November 2017 issue is out now

    2017-10-18T12:11:00Z

    Celebrating the centenary of Jascha Heifetz’s historic US debut at Carnegie Hall

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    Jascha Heifetz and Family Collection to be auctioned

    2017-03-17T00:00:00Z

    The Mossgreen Australia online auction of items belonging to the great violin virtuoso opens on Wednesday 22 March 2017

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    Luthier Hans Benning remembers violinist Jascha Heifetz

    2017-02-03T00:00:00Z

    One day he came into my shop, randomly picked up a bow and played about ten notes on it. 'It's mine,' he said. 'But Mr Heifetz,' I said, 'that's a cello bow!'' 'He was a deep thinking man. He would tell me, 'Hans, it's very lonely ...

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    His master's pupil: how Erick Friedman struggled in the shadow of Jascha Heifetz

    2016-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Erick Friedman, Heifetz's first student and a virtuoso in his own right, was frustrated by continual comparisons to his teacher. Dennis Rooney looks back at his life

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

    2016-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Jascha Heifetz performs an arrangement for violin of Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin) from the composer's Preludes Book I accompanied by Emanuel Bay. Read: Studying the violin with Jascha Heifetz Read: Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milsetin - ...

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz...and goat!

    2015-09-11T00:00:00Z

    It may be childish, but it tickled our funny bone... A mash-up between Jascha Heifetz performing the finale of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and a particularly vocal (and remarkably in tune) goat. Watch a video of Heifetz imitating bad playing .

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz imitates bad playing

    2015-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Jascha Heifezt gives a wincingly accurate impression of a bad performance he once heard of Vieuxtemps' Fourth Violin Concerto - proving not only his gifts as a performer, but also as a sharply observant comic. Read former Heifetz pupil Sherry Kloss's article: Studying the violin ...

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Hora Staccato

    2015-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Jascha Heifetz demonstrates impeccable bow control in up- and down-bow staccato in his arrangement of Dinicu's Hora Staccato. Read The Strad's 6 ways to improve your staccato .  

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    Jascha Heifetz begins violin masterclass with scales

    2015-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Would you like to warm up on Paganini no.7 or would you like to play a scale? A scale then. This is one of the rare times we hear the preference is a scale!' Jascha Heifetz gives a masterclass for students at the University of Southern ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman's first encounter with Jascha Heifetz

    2015-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Your Symphonie Espagnole is very nice, but I would like to hear some scales...' Violinist Itzhak Perlman remembers his first meeting with the great Jascha Heifetz when he played to him as a 14-year-old student at the Juilliard School in New York. Watch Jascha Heifetz ...

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    Heifetz, Rubinstein and Piatigorsky perform Mendelssohn

    2015-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Legendary musicians, violinist Jascha Heifetz, pianist Artur Rubinstein and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trio no.1 † a work they recorded along with the trios of Ravel for RCA Victor in 1949. The Strad's May 2015 issue , out now, examines how the advent of recording at ...

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    Violinist Eugene Fodor on studying with Jascha Heifetz

    2015-04-09T00:00:00Z

    American-born Fodor counted among his teachers not only Heifetz, but also Ivan Galamian and Josef Gingold

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Mozart aged eleven

    2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Mozart's Gavotte in G from Idomeneo, transcribed by Leopold Auer, aged just eleven. The performance was recorded on wax cylinder in 1912. Read The Strad's first mention of the young Heifetz , published in October 1912. Subscribe to The ...

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    Jascha Heifetz performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz makes short work of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto first movement. Subscribe  to The Strad or download  our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here .

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    Jascha Heifetz gives violin masterclass

    2014-08-17T00:00:00Z

    You're playing it too safe. Let's do it more dangerous' Violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz gives a masterclass for students at the University of Southern California. First up to perform is Varoujan Kodjian in Wieniawski's Polonaise Brillante no.2. Read Sherry Kloss's account on what it was ...

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    Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24

    2014-07-14T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24, including the famous left-hand pizzicato passage - read more about the technique in The Strad's 7 pointers for perfect pizzicato .  

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    Heifetz plays Wieniawski

    2014-03-30T00:00:00Z

    To mark the 134th anniversary of Henryk Wieniawski's death, here's Jascha Heifetz performing the composer's Polonaise no.1 in D major op.4, accompanied by pianist Emanuel Bay. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial.