The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz

Books by two of Heifetz's former students published in the last decade provide a more personal insight. Jascha Heifetz through My Eyes by Sherry Kloss and Heifetz As I Knew Him by Ayke Agus both reveal with comprehensive detail the ...

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz

The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of performance style. Focussing on Heifetz and his under-acknowledged but extensive performing relationship with the Bach solo violin works (BWV 1001-1006), Sarlo examines one of the most successful performing musicians of the twentieth century along with some of the most frequently performed works of the violin literature. The book proposes a comprehensive method for analysing and interpreting the legacies of prominent historical performers in the wider context of their particular performance traditions. The study outlines this research framework and addresses how it can be transferred to related studies of other performers. By building up a comprehensive understanding of multiple individual performance styles, it will become possible to gain deeper insight into how performance style develops over time. The investigation is based upon eighteen months of archival research in the Library of Congress’s extensive Jascha Heifetz Collection. It draws on numerous methods to examine what and how Heifetz played, why he played that way, and how that way of playing compares to other performers. The book offers much insight into the ’music industry’ between 1915 and 1975, including touring, programming, audiences, popular and professional reception and recording. The study concludes with a discussion of Heifetz’s unique performer profile in the context of violin performance history.

Jascha Heifetz

dedicated to the last years of his life—Jascha Heifetz Through My Eyes by Sherry Kloss and Heifetz as I Knew Him by Ayke Agus. Despite the lack of a full-length biography of Heifetz in either the country where he was raised or his ...

Jascha Heifetz

Notoriously reticent about his early years, violinist Jascha Heifetz famously reduced the story of his childhood to "Born in Russia. First lessons at 3. Debut in Russia at 7. Debut in Carnegie Hall at 17. That's all there is to say." Tracing his little-known upbringing, Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia uncovers the events and experiences that shaped one of the modern era's most unique talents and enigmatic personalities. Using previously unstudied archival materials and interviews with family and friends, this biography explores Heifetz's meteoric rise in the Russian music world—from his first violin lessons with his father, to his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with the well-known pedagogue Leopold Auer, to his tours throughout Russia and Europe. Spotlighting Auer’s close-knit circle of musicians, Galina Kopytova underscores the lives of artists in Russia’s "Silver Age"—an explosion of artistic activity amid the rapid social and political changes of the early 20th century.

The Violin

{620}. Reprints articles written over a seven-year period in Strad magazine about her New Approach. JASCHA HEIFETZ (1901–87) See also {1}, {2}, {481}, {542}, {1183}, {1210}, {1216–18}, {1222}, {1232}, {1234–37}, {1243}, {1273}, {1346}.

The Violin

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

All Things Strings

Gregor Piatigorsky: The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Cellist (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010). Kloss, Sherry. Jascha Heifetz Through My Eyes (Muncie, IN: Kloss Classics, 2000). Landon, H. C. Robbins. Vivaldi: Voice of the Baroque ...

All Things Strings

String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. Because string playing is a living art form, passed directly from master to student, the words used to convey complex concepts such as bow techniques and fingering systems have developed into an extensive vocabulary that can be complicated, vague, and even contradictory. Many of these terms are derived from French, Italian, or German, yet few appear in any standard music dictionary. Moreover, the gulf separating classical playing from fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, and other genres has generated style-specific terms rarely codified into any reference work. All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary bridges this gap, serving as the only comprehensive resource for the terminology used by the modern string family of instruments. All of the terms pertaining to violin, viola, cello, and double bass, inclusive of all genres and playing styles, are defined, explained, and illustrated in a single text. Entries include techniques from shifting to fingerboard mapping to thumb position; the entire gamut of bowstrokes; terms found in orchestral parts; instrument structure and repair; accessories and equipment; ornaments (including those used in jazz and bluegrass); explanations of various bow holds; conventions of orchestral playing; and types of strings, as well as information on a select number of famous luthiers, influential pedagogues, and legendary performers. All Thing Strings is expertly illustrated with original drawings by T. M. Larsen and musical examples from the standard literature. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography of recommended reading for string players and a detailed chart of bowstrokes showing notation and explaining execution. As the single best source for understanding string instruments and referencing all necessary terminology, All Things Strings is an essential tool for performers, private teachers, college professors, and students at all levels. It is also an invaluable addition to the libraries of orchestra directors and composers wishing to better understand the complexities of string playing. With the inclusion of terms relevant to all four modern string instruments played in all genres—from jazz to bluegrass to historically informed performance—this resource serves the needs of every string musician.

Experts as Effective Teachers

Understanding the Relevance of Cognition, Emotion, and Relation in Education Fabian Rieser ... (Salzburg: Residenz Verlag, 1997), and Sherry Kloss, Jascha Heifetz: Through My Eyes (Munci, IN: Kloss Classics/ Ball State University, ...

Experts as Effective Teachers

Experts as Effective Teachers: Understanding the Relevance of Cognition, Emotion, and Relation in Education wishes to inspire experts to reflect upon their practice as teachers from a cognitive, emotional and relational point of view and to derive from this reflection new perspectives for their own teaching methods. Thus, they may be enabled to match the professionalism of their already existing expertise in the field with the professional level of their teaching.

Great Violinists of the Twentieth Century Enriched version

KLOSS Sherry, Jascha Heifetz through my Eyes (Muncie, Indiana : Kloss Classics, 2000). KOTLYAROV B., Enesco : His Life and Times (Neptune City : Paganiniana Publications, 1984). KOZINN Allan, Mischa Elman and the Romantic Style (Chur, ...

Great Violinists of the Twentieth Century  Enriched version

Great Violinists of the 20th Century provides the first English-language introduction to fifty performers who made their mark upon the twentieth century. Readers will discover the lives and careers of these famous violinists through lively portraits highlighting their art, technique and discography. Each biography comes complete with one or two significant musical excerpts; whether they be full concerto or sonata movements, or short complete works, each piece chosen illustrates the talent and style of the artist in question. This substantial work of reference includes more than eight hours of music, as well an extremely rich iconography from the period, and provides biographies of the following legendary violinists: S. Accardo, A. Busch, A. Campoli, M. Elman, G. Enesco, C. Ferras, Z. Francescatti, J. Fuchs, I. Gitlis, S. Goldberg, A. Grumiaux, F. Gulli, I. Haendel, J. Hassid, J. Heifetz, B. Huberman, O. Kagan, L. Kogan, F. Kreisler, G. Kremer, J. Kubelik, G. Kulenkampff, J. Martzy, Y. Menuhin, N. Milstein, E. Morini, G. Neveu, D. Oïstrakh, I. Oïstrakh, I. Perlman, V. Prihoda, M. Rabin, R. Ricci, A. Rosand, A. Sammons, W. Schneiderhan, T. Seidel, O. Shumsky, J. Sitkovetsky, V. Spivakov, I. Stern, J. Suk, H. Szeryng, J. Szigeti, J. Thibaud, V. Tretyakov, U. Ughi, F. von Vecsey G. De Vito and E. Zimbalist. Available for iPhone and iPad and personal computers. PC versions require Adobe Digtal Editions (this won't work on Linux nor Android).

Promise at Dawn

Some thirty years later, when I was French Consul General in Los Angeles, it happened that my official duties called on me to present the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor to Jascha Heifetz. After pinning the Cross on the chest of the ...

Promise at Dawn

A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son I grew up longing for the day when I could tear down the veil of darkness and absurdity concealing the true face of the universe and discover at last a smile of kindness and wisdom; I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help my fellow men to wrest the world from our enemies and give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love. Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fights fiercely to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riveria; he recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his very life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”

Music to My Eyes

Heifetz always received the press with a dead pan , particularly me . He was cold and I always hated to make a drawing of him . I tried to be nice to him , but he never changed his expression . There used to be a prize - fighter named ...

Music to My Eyes

Delightful caricatures of famous musicians, with commentary by the artist.

After the War

He was so short, fat and flawlessly dressed, with his perfect four-pointed handkerchief in his perfect breast ... Then I closed my eyes, tried to imagine myself as Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, any great violinist—but it didn't work.

After the War

After a tour of combat abroad, a young man determined to keep to himself is drawn into the dramas of his East Village neighbors World War II veteran Richard Stone is attempting to transition back into normal life. An aspiring writer, he’s surviving off the GI Bill and the help of friends. Living free of attachments and responsibilities, he thinks, is the best way to defend himself from the world’s pain, like his unhappy upbringing or his best friend’s death in the war. But his neighborhood on Second Avenue won’t permit such seclusion. The characters around Richard include a lonely poet, an unhappy literary couple, and a widower who can’t stop thinking about the plight of Europe’s Jews. Gradually they pull Richard into their lives, and even introduce him to the lovely Jemmy Gordon—but life and happiness are not so simple.

In House Weddings

touched, the door to the den lay open, I stood in the dining room listening to Zacharias, and when he had done playing, as I sneaked past so ... And the Citroën entered a lit-up town and my fiancé said, “Jascha Heifetz, Jascha Heifetz .

In House Weddings

The task, taken up by such a rogue comic talent, could be nothing other than strangely delightful; and in In-House Weddings, the first of the trilogy that Hrabal produced, we meet the author through the eyes of his wife Eliska. She narrates his life from his upbringing in Nymburk through his work as a dispatcher in a train station and then in a scrap paper plant, his first publication, his trouble with the authorities, and his association with notable artists and authors such as Jiri Kolar, Vladimir Boudnik, and Arnost Lustig.

Summers on the Road

I'm sitting at a picnic table, by the silvery grey waters of the lake, a fisherman, his motor bubbling in hushed tones, heads out onto the lake, I'm deep into Beethoven's Violin Concerto, his only one, with Jascha Heifetz on violin, the ...

Summers on the Road

From the mountains of Scotland to the white surf of Hawaii, Guy Gauthier takes us on a journey of exploration and self-discovery. Nothing escapes his watchful eye, not even the tiny insects that land on the pages of his notebook. He pounces on the moment before it’s gone, giving us a snapshot in words. Gauthier travels like there’s no tomorrow, and lives each day as if it were his last.

Through My Eyes

We got word that the famous violinist Jascha Heifetz would be performing for us the next day . I had the choice of attending his concert or heading for downtown again . I chose the concert . Maybe I lost out on an experience or two in ...

Through My Eyes

1942 -- the mention of it still evokes images of our once-proud fleet sinking into Pearl Harbor's watery graveyard, and Nazis goose-stepping through the Arc de Triomphe. Leon Weckstein had just turned 21 and figured he'd be drafted. After being rejected by the Navy for poor eyesight, he found himself drafted into the 91st Infantry Division. He became dependent on his vision for survival as he led his platoon through dangerously crucial assignments -- including a direct order to level the Tower of Pisa. From his forward observation post, he held the Tower's fate in his hands...

Directions in Sound

She is the founder and artistic director of the Music Institute for the Development of Personal Style in Pittsburgh , author of Jascha Heifetz Through My Eyes , and co - founder of the Jascha Heifetz Society . Ms. Kloss plays the Tononi ...

Directions in Sound


Library Company of Philadelphia 1993 Annual Report

And now , with the betterment begun , store executives wondered how to celebrate it in a triptych of murals . ... Jascha Heifetz , Marian Anderson , Sergei Rachmaninoff , and others had accompanied reviews of performances in The Evening ...

Library Company of Philadelphia  1993 Annual Report


Charlie Chaplin

Life is like an incident in my own childhood . It was the most tragic thing in my life , and one that I could not even think of for years after without gushing into ... Among his guests was Jascha Heifetz , the celebrated violinist .

Charlie Chaplin

A definitive collection of interviews with Charlie Chaplin offers long, contemplative analyses of the man's life and work, as well as his thoughts on the craft of filmmaking, his methods of making movies, the characters he created, and more. Simultaneous.

LIFE

Jascha. fiddles. up. a. storm. at. 70. JASCHA HEIFETZ ON THE TUBE Help□ It's our business. By Mr. Bill 7s[. Brown, President ... The Electro-35GT's revolutionary computer brain lets you photograph anything your eyes can see.

LIFE

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Jewish Connection

Fortunes Made in Business or Life Struggles of Successful People. Kessinger Publishing, 2003. ... Harry Houdini for Kids: His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions. ... Jascha Heifetz Through My Eyes.

The Jewish Connection

Over the centuries the Jewish people have been persecuted and had their beliefs tested in a variety of ways. The more than fifty individuals profiled in The Jewish Connection are but a few who overcame challenges to make contributions to society. The reader will gain an appreciation of Jewish history and culture by reading the stories of scientists, inventors, athletes, entertainers, and others.The more than fifty individuals profiled in The Jewish Connection are a small representation of those who overcame challenges to make important contributions. The reader will learn the role these men and women played in the American Revolution, World Wars I & II, the Civil War, the Women's Rights Movement, labor unions, and a great deal more.

My Promised Land

... buried in all of us. Our eyes close, turn inward, and an aura almost of sanctity enwraps us all. ... Today it is Jascha Heifetz who is about to play. Heifetz was born in 1901 in the Lithuanian capital of Vilna. He began playing the ...

My Promised Land

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Gramophone

79 | Symphony No.2, Asrael 125 y - Schubert Szymanowski I looked, and behold a white cloud 109 - - In the Heavenly Kingdom 109 ... 'Hereafter (film) Pre 119 Allegretto (1889) 90 | but first let me summon 113 | Jascha Heifetz – 'It Ain't ...

The Gramophone