Violinist Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 116 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago

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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

 

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