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Selections From The Heifetz Collection


Release Date: 09/13/1994 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 62645   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovSergei ProkofievJohan Halvorsen,   ... 
Performer:  Jascha HeifetzIsidor AchronArpád SándorWilliam Primrose,   ... 
Conductor:  Serge KoussevitzkyFranz WaxmanWilliam SteinbergAlfred Wallenstein,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraRCA Victor Chamber OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Isidor Achron (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1926 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Hartmann 
2. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Arpád Sándor (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/03/1934 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
3. Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1937 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4. Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), William Primrose (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/22/1941 
Venue:  RCA Studio 2, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
5. Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emanuel Bay (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/16/1946 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
6. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Franz Waxman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/14/1946 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Jascha Heifetz plays both solo parts on this concerto. 
7. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Emanuel Bay (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1947 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8. Hora staccato by Grigoras Dinicu
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Emanuel Bay (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Romania 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
9. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 06/19/1951 
Venue:  Stage 9, Republic Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
10. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1952 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11. Suite for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 10 "In alten Stil": 3rd movement, Tempo giusto by Christian Sinding
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 
Date of Recording: 12/09/1953 
Venue:  Stage 9, Republic Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
12. Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Israel Baker (Violin), Arnold Belnick (Violin),
Joseph Stepansky (Violin), William Primrose (Viola), Virginia Majewski (Viola),
Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Gabor Rejto (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/25/1961 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
13. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/13/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz
This selection is a stereo recording. 
14. Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/13/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz
This selection is a stereo recording. 
15. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/23/1972 
Venue:  Live  Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Los Angeles 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Paul Kochanski
This selection is a stereo recording. 
16. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 3rd movement, Allegro vivacissimo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/19/1957 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 

Sound Samples

La fille aux cheveux de lin
The Flight of the Bumblebee (from Tsar Saltan)
Andante assai
Passacaglia, No. 6
Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3
Vivace
Allegro
Hora Staccato
Andante
Allegro ma non troppo
Più allegro
Preludio
Tempo giusto
Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
Summertime
It Ain't Necessarily So
Nana (Berceuse) (No. 5)
Allegro vivacissimo

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