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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 126-150 of 248 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-99509 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99510 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99511 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99512 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99513 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99514 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99515 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99516 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99517 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99523 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99524 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99525 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99526 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99527 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99528 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99529 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99530 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99531 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99532 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata in C minor Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99554 12-in. 2/7/1936 Sonata no. 2, in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99555 12-in. 2/7/1936 Sonata no. 2, in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99556 12-in. 2/7/1936 Sonata no. 2, in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99557 12-in. 2/7/1936 Sonata no. 2, in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99558 12-in. 2/7/1936 Sonata no. 2, in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99559 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 126-150 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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