HEIFETZ GERSHWIN PDF

While Jascha was an infant, his father did a series of tests, observing how his son responded to his fiddling. This convinced him that Jascha had great potential, and before Jascha was two years old, his father bought him a small violin, and taught him bowing and simple fingering. He was a child prodigy , making his public debut at seven, in Kovno now Kaunas , Lithuania playing the Violin Concerto in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn. In he entered the Saint Petersburg Conservatory to study under Auer. Among other noted violinists in attendance was Fritz Kreisler.

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Jascha Heifetz, circa In a performing career that spanned 65 years, he established an unparalleled standard of violin playing to which violinists around the world still aspire.

I earnestly advise you to play something badly every night before going to bed, instead of saying your prayers. No mortal should presume to play so faultlessly.

Fiercely patriotic to his adopted country, he gave hundreds of concerts for Allied service men and women during World War II, including tours of Central and South America, North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, often playing from the back of a flatbed truck in dangerous conditions. In , he published the first of dozens of acclaimed violin transcriptions.

Using the pseudonym Jim Hoyl, he even wrote a pop song that became a hit in In his later years, Heifetz became a dedicated teacher and a champion of causes he believed in. He and his students at the University of Southern California protested smog by wearing gas masks, and in he converted his Renault passenger car into an electric vehicle.

Poster for first recording of Jascha Heifetz, circa Treasury to support the sale of Defense Bonds. Jascha Heifetz on a USO tour, circa They are currently writing the authorized biography of Jascha Heifetz.

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Jascha Heifetz, circa In a performing career that spanned 65 years, he established an unparalleled standard of violin playing to which violinists around the world still aspire. I earnestly advise you to play something badly every night before going to bed, instead of saying your prayers. No mortal should presume to play so faultlessly. Fiercely patriotic to his adopted country, he gave hundreds of concerts for Allied service men and women during World War II, including tours of Central and South America, North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, often playing from the back of a flatbed truck in dangerous conditions. In , he published the first of dozens of acclaimed violin transcriptions. Using the pseudonym Jim Hoyl, he even wrote a pop song that became a hit in

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