New Heifetz Recording

Violinist Jascha Heifetz was the iconic figure in music for many years. In many ways he never quite transformed himself into a teacher living in the 20th century. In movies showing his teaching style one can see the formality of the man: When he entered a room for a coaching session, he expected all students to rise, as a sign of respect… Today, people would find this astounding….

Now there is a new recording is out with the title, “The Art of Violin 4”. It features the following music:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta conducting.

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102, with Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), amd the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conducting.

Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7, Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, Donald Voorhees conducting.

Passacaglia for Violin & Cello/Viola (after Handel), with Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)

Danza Española No. 2: Habanera, Op. 21, No. 2, with the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, Donald Voorhees conducting.

Here are Heifetz and Piatigorsky in the Brahms Double Concerto:

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