The Art of Jascha Heifetz Episode 3

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On tis episode: Jascha Heifetz performs works of Bach, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.

Heifetz & Heifetz play Bach Double Violin Concerto
Jascha Heifetz plays both parts in this recording of J. S. Bach's Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor (BWV 1043)
, also known as the Double Violin Concerto.

I. Vivace
II. Largo ma non tanto
III. Allegro

Jascha Heifetz: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major Opus 36.
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
(1957 Recording)

Jascha Heifetz: Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in C minor

1. Allegro con brio
2. Adagio cantabile

3. Scherzo: Allegro
4. Finale: Allegro; Presto

Beethoven Sonata No 5 "Spring" - 1st movement
Joseph Hague/Heifetz, violin; Lionel De Leon, piano
From Medina Records MGJ 4713
Digitized by Patrick Wong, Nov 2010

Here is the story about this recording:
A particular rarity are the three LP volumes Heifetz released under the pseudonym Joseph Hague (same initials), accompanied by either 'Floyd E. Sharp', or 'Lionel de Leon' (both thought to be the pianist Emanuel Bay). These recordings were made as a light-hearted gesture in the 1950s, and on them, Heifetz imitates a 'bad' violinist. They were not commercially released but seem to have been produced in small numbers as gifts to friends. Owing to their rarity, these LP records are highly valued and difficult to source.

Previously on The Art of Jascha Heifetz:

Bach Chaconne from Partita No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - two performances Ep.1
Beethoven Romance Op.50 Ep.1
Beethoven Sonata vol 16 Ep.2
Conus Violin Concerto Ep.1
Elgar La Capricieuse Ep.1
Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82, John Barbirolli and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Ep.2
Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82, Walter Hendl, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Ep.2
Gruenberg, Louis Violin Concerto, Pierre Monteux Ep.2
Heifetz, Rubinstein, Piatigorsky & Feuermann Trio Ep.2
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, with Arturo Toscanini Ep.1
Mozart 'Gavotte in G' from 'Idomeneo', transcribed for violin by Leopold Auer. Ep.1
Mozart Violin Concerto no 5 R1951 & Sibelius R1935 Ep.2
Saint-Saens Intro and Rondo Capriccioso Ep.1
Vieuxtemps Concerto #4 in D minor Op. 31, John Barbirolli, London Philharmonic Ep.2
Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Minor Op. 37, Sir Malcom Sargent, New Symphony Orchestra of London Ep.2
Vitali Chaconne with organ Ep.1
Vivaldi, Vol 30 & 29 Ep.2

Jascha Heifetz The Last Recital Ep.2
REC 1917-1924 Volume 1 Ep.2
REC 1925-1934 Volume 2 Ep.2
They Shall Have Music Movie (1939) Ep.2
Vol.20 & 11-15, concertos Ep.2
Vol. 38 & 37, Schubert, Brahms and Bach Ep.2