All Jascha Heifetz articles – Page 2

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    Jascha Heifetz begins violin masterclass with scales


    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


    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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    Violinist Eugene Fodor on studying with Jascha Heifetz


    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


    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


    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 .

  • HeifetzTeacher

    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 ...

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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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    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

    Considered by many to be the finest violinist of all time, Jascha Heifetz had a long and successful performing and recording career beginning in Vilnius, Russian Empire (now Lithuania), where he was born. Initially taught by his father, a local violin teacher, he went on to study ...