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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 151-175 of 248 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-99560 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99561 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99562 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99563 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99564 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99565 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99566 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99567 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99568 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99569 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99570 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99580 12-in. 2/13/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99581 12-in. 2/13/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99582 12-in. 2/13/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99583 12-in. 2/13/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99584 12-in. 2/13/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-99585 12-in. 2/13/1936 Sonata in G major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014400 12-in. 12/20/1937 Concerto no. 2, in G minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014401 12-in. 12/20/1937 Concerto no. 2, in G minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014402 12-in. 12/20/1937 Concerto no. 2, in G minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014403 12-in. 12/20/1937 Concerto no. 2, in G minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014404 12-in. 12/20/1937 Concerto no. 2, in G minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014405 12-in. 12/20/1937 Concerto no. 2, in G minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014406 12-in. 12/21/1937 Concerto for violin and orchestra Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor CS-014407 12-in. 12/21/1937 Concerto for violin and orchestra Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Jascha Heifetz ; Serge Koussevitzky Violin solo and orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 151-175 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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