All Jascha Heifetz articles – Page 2

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    Violinist Jascha Heifetz performs Mozart aged eleven


    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 Strad or download our ...

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    Jascha Heifetz performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto


    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


    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 like to ...

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    Jascha Heifetz performs Paganini's Caprice no.24


    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


    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.

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    Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein – two titanic violinists who still divide opinion today


    Tully Potter compares the recorded legacy of the two renowned performers

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    Jascha Heifetz – unique and influential violin virtuoso


    Julian Haylock considers the dazzling technique, supreme concentration and absolute clarity of interpretation that made Jascha Heifetz a unique performer

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    Jascha Heifetz performs Bach's Chaconne


    A 1970 recording shows the 69-year-old violinist on fine form. Read The Strad’s 7 ways to play perfect chords and see how other great violinists tackled the same work: James Ehnes Arthur Grumiaux Ida Haendel Gidon Kremer Midori Nathan Milstein Viktoria ...

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    Leonidas Kavakos on modern violin making: 'This is an art that I want to support'


    The Greek violinist offers an enlightened view of modern instruments that might inspire other players, as Ariane Todes reports

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    Bach's Chaconne on film: Jascha Heifetz


    A 1970 recording shows the 69-year-old violinist on fine form

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    Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Primrose


    On 29 May 1962 this recording of Beethoven's Serenade op.8 won a Grammy award for Best Chamber Music Performance. Recorded 15–22 August 1960 by Jascha Heifetz (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) and William Primrose (viola). Listen to Heifetz and Primrose performing Handel's Passacaglia.

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    Heifetz and Primrose perform Handel's Passacaglia


    Jascha Heifetz and William Primrose play Handel's Passacaglia, arranged by Johan Halvorsen for violin and viola. Listen to Lionel Tertis and Albert Sammons' interpretation here . And Perlman and Zukerman's performance here . The viola-focused May issue of The Strad is still available: click here to ...

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    Heifetz plays Mendelssohn


    In the April issue, US violist Miles Hoffman chooses his five favourite classical discs. He begins with this recording of Jascha Heifetz performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with Thomas Beecham conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 'My love for the violin, and for music, began ...

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    Japanese–American violinist Mayumi Kanagawa wins Heifetz Competition in Vilnius


    Japanese–American Mayumi Kanagawa (left) won the €6,000 first prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. The 18-year-old is a graduate of the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where she studied with Robert Lipsett. She was first-prize winner of the 2011 Irving M. Klein Competition in San ...

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    Heifetz saves the day


    Watch Heifetz playing himself in the classic 1939 film They Shall Have Music , performing Saint-Saëns's Introduction and rondo capriccioso and saving a music school from financial ruin

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    New documentary on violinist Jascha Heifetz to receive premiere


    A new film biography of violiniist Jascha Heifetz will have its premiere next month in Los Angeles. The documentary, Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler , includes unseen family home movies as well as interviews with former students, Heifetz biographers, and violinists including Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman. The 84-minute ...