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Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz (; February 2  [O.S. January 20] 1901 – December 10, 1987) was a Russian-American violinist. Many consider him the greatest violinist of all time. Born in Vilna (Vilnius), he moved as a teenager to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. He was a virtuoso since childhood—Fritz Kreisler, another leading violinist of the twentieth century, said on hearing Heifetz's debut, "We might as well take our fiddles and break them across our knees."

He had a long and successful performing career. However, after an injury to his right (bowing) arm, he switched his focus to teaching.

Late in life, Heifetz became a dedicated teacher and a champion of socio-political causes. He publicly advocated to establish 911 as an emergency phone number, and crusaded for clean air. He and his students at the University of Southern California protested smog by wearing gas masks, and in 1967 he converted his Renault passenger car into an electric vehicle.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 2, 1901 (Vilnius), Died December 10, 1987 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, arranger, piano

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Recordings (Results 101-125 of 248 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-81359 12-in. 2/3/1934 Chaconne, part 1 Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-81360 12-in. 2/3/1934 Chaconne, part 2 Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-81361 12-in. 2/3/1934 Chaconne, part 3 Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-81362 12-in. 2/3/1934 Chaconne, part 4 Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-87058 10-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87059 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87060 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87061 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87062 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87063 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87064 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-87065 12-in. 12/24/1934 Concerto for violin and orchestra Jascha Heifetz ; Philadelphia Orchestra Violin and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-98694 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 3, in E flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-98695 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 3, in E flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-98696 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 3, in E flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-98697 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 3, in E flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-98698 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 3, in E flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-98699 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99500 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99501 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99502 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99503 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99504 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99505 12-in. 1/30/1936 Sonata no. 7, in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99508 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 101-125 of 248 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heifetz, Jascha," accessed September 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103499.

Heifetz, Jascha. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103499.

"Heifetz, Jascha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 September 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103499

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