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The Magic of Jascha Heifetz (Remastered)


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Sony Music Entertainment   Catalog #: 503224  
Composer:  Henri VieuxtempsAlexander GlazunovSergei ProkofievFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Jascha HeifetzIsrael BakerArnold BelnickVirginia Majewski,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A collection of Heifetz highlights that emphasize his virtuosity through a broad cross-section of his stereo recordings. All of the music has been remastered from the original analogue tapes to bring out their best sound. All of the performances in this highlights collection were recorded after 1956 – the last year that Heifetz embarked on an extensive tour. Although they capture the playing of his twilight years, the inimitable Heifetz standard is evident throughout. A collection of Heifetz highlights that emphasize his virtuosity through a broad cross-section of his stereo recordings. All of the music has been remastered from the original analogue tapes to bring out their best sound. All of the performances in this highlights collection were recorded after 1956 – the last year that Heifetz embarked on an extensive tour. Although they capture the playing of his twilight years, the inimitable Heifetz standard is evident throughout. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 "Grétry" by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Belgium 
2.
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Russia 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
4.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Israel Baker (Violin), Arnold Belnick (Violin), Virginia Majewski (Viola),
Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), William Primrose (Viola),
Joseph Stepansky (Violin), Gabor Rejto (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
5.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32 by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Leonard Pennario (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
6.
Trio for Strings in C major by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Joseph de Pasquale (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
7.
Divertimento for Violin and Viola, Op. 37 no 2 by Ernst Toch
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 75 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Lillian Steuber (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
10.
Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
11.
Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51: Nocturne by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
12.
Capriccio-Valse, Op. 7 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Written: 1852 
13.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
14.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
15.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
16.
Histoires: no 2, Le petit âne blanc by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Brooks Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 

Customer Reviews

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 Still the greatest! (IMHO) November 8, 2016 By gwen t. (Culver City, CA) See All My Reviews "So happy that I bought this set! I have long been a Heifetz fan because he not only had superb technique, but he also had an innate musicality that is often missing in today's "technicians." The collection has a broad range of works that he was known for, so it's enjoyable for anyone who likes violin music.;" Report Abuse
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