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The Heifetz Collection Vol 26 - Mozart / Piatigorsky, Et Al


Release Date: 11/29/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 61757   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha HeifetzWilliam PrimroseVirginia MajewskiGregor Piatigorsky,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jascha Heifetz was larger than life, but was he too big for Mozart? The stern patrician of the violin, with his intense, laser-beam intonation and diamond-hard tone, would seem ideally suited for the big romantic concertos for which he was famous, but any fears that he would be mismatched with Mozart will be allayed immediately upon hearing his serene entry in the first movement of the "Turkish" Concerto, not to mention the delicate interplay that follows, by turns witty and sensuous. For the only time in his career, Heifetz is both conductor and soloist, making this the most involving of his recordings of the work.
Unlike many virtuosos of his time, Heifetz had no qualms about appearing publicly in chamber ensembles. And, with violist
Read more William Primrose and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, he formed a sort of permanent yet flexible supergroup that gave regular concerts in Los Angeles throughout the 1960s. These players, along with violist Virginia Majewski and legendary Hollywood session violinist Israel Baker, are heard in the G minor String Quintet, a work with intimations of the 19th century, here given a taut, urgent, almost Beethovenesque performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1963 
Venue:  Scottish Rite Auditorium, Los Angeles 
Length: 26 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor, K 516 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  William Primrose (Viola), Virginia Majewski (Viola), Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello),
Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Israel Baker (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1961 
Venue:  RCA Studio 2, Hollywood, California 
Length: 29 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 378 (317d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1954 
Venue:  Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California 
Length: 16 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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