Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago.
A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of the most important and influential musicians of all time.
Heifetz commissioned and premiered a number of new works – including violin concertos by William Walton, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Miklós Rózsa, Louis Gruenberg, and Erich Korngold.
He passed in 1987 – aged 86.
JASCHA HEIFETZ & EMANUEL BAY | PAGANINI (AUER EDITION WITH SCHUMANN ACCOMPANIMENT) | CAPRICE NO. 24
JASCHA HEIFETZ & EMANUEL BAY | GRIGORA DINICU (TRANS. HEIFETZ) | HORA STACCATO
JASCHA HEIFETZ & THEODORE SAIDENBERG | PONCE (TRANS. HEIFETZ) | ESTRELLITA