All Jascha Heifetz articles – Page 2

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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.

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

    2014-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Tully Potter compares the recorded legacy of the two renowned performers

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    Jascha Heifetz – unique and influential violin virtuoso

    2014-01-14T00:00:00Z

    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

    2014-01-14T00:00:00Z

    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'

    2013-11-18T00:00:00Z

    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

    2013-08-14T00:00:00Z

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

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    Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Primrose

    2013-05-28T00:00:00Z

    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

    2013-05-20T00:00:00Z

    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

    2013-04-17T00:00:00Z

    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

    2013-03-05T00:00:00Z

    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

    2013-02-08T00:00:00Z

    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

    2011-03-24T00:00:00Z

    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 ...