The Magic of Jascha Heifetz Remastered

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VIEUXTEMPS / GLAZUNOV / PROKOFIEV / MENDELSSOHN / ARENSKY / SAINT-SAENS / etc
The Magic of Jascha Heifetz Remastered
Jascha Heifetz (Violin) / Various orchestras, conductors & performers

[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classics / 3 CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 15 September 2016

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Less than two weeks after his sensational US debut at Carnegue Hall, a 16 year-old Russian emigre named jascha Heifetz made his first RCA Victor recordings. some 40 years later he began re-recording much of the main-stream violin repertoire for RCA Victor in stereo. These performances "find Heifetz at his most intense and glowing", wrote gramophone (magazine) in it's March 1988 obituary, "and their continued release on CD is building up a stunning three-dimensional sound-picture of Heifetz at his peak." This collection highlights the Heifetz magic by bringing together a broad cross-section of his stereo recordings- all remastered to bring out their best sound.

"What is left to say about Heifetz? Surely, in spite of the claims of Kreisler, Szigeti and Milstein, he is the greatest violinist of the 20th century. The Vieuxtemps shows him at his stellar best. His first entrance displays that brilliant, rock solid, tone, always pulsating with forward drive, yet never tense. The second theme is sung so beautifully. There is effortless virtuosity that does not call attention to itself and eloquence in the slow movement." (PristineClassical on the Vieuxtemps)

"Heifetz is always in complete control, and his awe-inspiring playing binds these performances. In terms of reproduction, Heifetz is always distinctly separated from the orchestral accompaniment, and the ensembles are reproduced with natural depth. For Heifetz fans who want to hear every astonishing detail, this is an ideal disc." (AllMusic on the Glazunov/Prokofiev)

Tracks:

HENRY VIEUXTEMPS:
Violin Concerto No 5 in A minor Op 37

GLAZUNOV:
Violin Concerto in A minor

PROKOFIEV:
Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor

MENDELSSOHN:
Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

ARENSKY:
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

FRANCAIX:
String Trio

Debussy:
Beau Soir

Falla:
Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)
Jota (No. 4 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Gershwin:
Porgy and Bess (medley)

Ibert:
Le petit âne blanc (from Histoires)

Khachaturian:
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Saint-Saëns:
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75

Toch:
Divertimento for violin and cello, Op. 37 No. 2

Wieniawski:
Capriccio Valse in E major, Op. 7