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 California and puts Claire Hodgkins through her paces †• beginning with scales, followed by Dont's Etude no.5.

Read Sherry Kloss’s account on what it was like to study with Heifetz.

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