Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901.
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.
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