Heifetz as pianist

Jascha Heifetz

This is a CD with some rarely heard Heifetz performances. In the times when this was recorded, sound quality was not all that good. So one needs to tolerate that, just to hear an interesting performance.

If you have listened to any old recordings you will frequently hear some static. The playing is amazing; and… best of all, you get to hear never-before-released Heifetz recordings of the Grieg C minor Sonata, the Brahms Sonata No. 1 and some other pieces by Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, and Bach among others. If you want to hear some amazing Heifetz playing this is the CD for you…

On this CD:

  • 1. Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Composed by Edvard Grieg

  • 2. Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in G major (“Regen”), Op. 78

Composed by Johannes Brahms

  • 3. Alla saltarella – Scherzando, etude for violin, Op. 10/5 (L’Ecole Moderne)

Composed by Henryk Wieniawski

  • 4. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24 Lensky’s Aria

Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

  • 5. Tambourin, for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)

Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau

  • 6. Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031 Sicilienne

Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • 7. Valencia, for voice & orchestra

Composed by Jose Padilla

  • 8. Zapateado for violin & piano, Op. 23/2

Composed by Pablo de Sarasate

Here is Jascha Heifetz playing Paganini’s Caprice No. 24:

And here’s a bonus: Here’s a video of Heifetz playing piano, in fact he’s performing one of his own compositions:

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