ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Was Born in 1901

A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of the most important and influential musicians of all time

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

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 | GRIGORA DINICU | HORA STACCATO

 

The Magic of Jascha Heifetz |3CDS|

Jascha Heifetz, Violin

Release Date: August 26, 2016

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