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Jascha Heifetz Plays Great Violin Concertos

Heifetz,Jascha
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 7761382   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Jascha HeifetzOsian EllisWilliam PrimroseThornton Lofthouse,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles MunchFritz ReinerWalter HendlSir Malcolm Sargent,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraOrchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Counted among the greatest violinists of the 20th century (if not the greatest), Heifetz's concerto recordings for RCA are among the unparalleled treasures of the catalog. Counted among the greatest violinists of the 20th century (if not the greatest), Heifetz's concerto recordings for RCA are among the unparalleled treasures of the catalog. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1955 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 37 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1955 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL 
Length: 34 Minutes 21 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 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, IL 
Length: 29 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1959 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 24 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL 
Length: 26 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/24/1959 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 
Length: 22 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA 
Length: 18 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1962 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Osian Ellis (Harp), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Liverpool, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 "Grétry" by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  William Primrose (Viola), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Izler Solomon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1956 
Venue:  Stage 9, Republic Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 26 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thornton Lofthouse (Harpsichord), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Erick Friedman (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1960 
Venue:  Stage 9, Republic Studios, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 28 Minutes 48 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 05/1962 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 9 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in B flat major, RV 547 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Malcolm Hamilton (Harpsichord), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1963 
Venue:  Scottish Rite Auditorium, Los Angeles 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 24 by Miklós Rózsa
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956 
19.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Written: 1775 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  9 Customer Reviews )
 Some caveats September 22, 2014 By L. ACKERMAN (ASHBURN, VA) See All My Reviews "No qualms about Mr Heifetz' technique. Some of these performances are unsurpassed but others lack subtetly or are too romanticized for my taste. But such were those days. My regret was not finding Heifetz' recording of the beautiful Korngold concerto in this lot. After all, he was the dedicatee and it was its premiere recording!" Report Abuse
 Jascha lives September 10, 2014 By L. Downer (Billings, MT) See All My Reviews "One word rating. Superb!" Report Abuse
 The one and only JASCHA HEIFETZ  November 1, 2012 By Abraham  Mihalovich (Sydney, N.S.W) See All My Reviews "To me there is no other violin player like Jascha Heifetz ,I have most of his recordings in CDS and DVD that i enjoy a lots I am on the look out for all new release of his performance He was a perfectionist in his playing the violin never miste a note a must read a book by ARTHUR WESCHLER-VERED on his life" Report Abuse
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