The Very Best of Jascha Heifetz

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i)
>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 "Gretry"
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
>Paganini, Niccolò : 24 Caprices, Op. 1
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite española, Op. 47
>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
>Szymanowski, Karol : King Roger
>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
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Notes & Reviews:

Jascha Heifetz has been described as the 'greatest twentieth-century exponent of his instrument by Gramophone. Critics admired his technical agility and the myriad nuances of his playing, qualities that made him one of the most iconic violinist of his ear. This set includes a selection of concertos and sonatas that showcase Heifetz' versatility and his extraordinary ability to capture the particular character of each piece in his repertoire.

The Very Best Of is a series celebrating the exceptional recording history of some of EMI Classics leading artists from the past and present. The next installment of five titles features classical superstars like Benjamin Britten, Jascha Heifetz, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Gedda, and Elisabeth Schwazkopf. Experience The Very Best Of these iconic EMI Classics artists.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i)
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 21 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A minor, Op. 37 "Grétry"
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 14 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1861

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 27 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
  • Performers: Jascha Heifetz (Violin); Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1886.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : 24 Caprices, Op. 1 :: no 13 in B flat
  • Performers: Arok Sandor (Piano); Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : 24 Caprices, Op. 1 :: no 24 in A minor
  • Performers: Arok Sandor (Piano); Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española, Op. 47 :: no 3. 'Sevilla'
  • Performers: Arok Sandor (Piano); Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
  • Performers: Arok Sandor (Piano); Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Szymanowski, Karol : King Roger :: Roxanna's Song
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918-1924

>Dinicu, Grigoras : Hora staccato, for violin & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Emanuel Bay (Piano); Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878