The Art of Jascha Heifetz Episode 5

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English: Lithuanian-born American violinist Ja...
 Lithuanian-born American violinist
Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987)
as a young boy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On this episode: Jascha Heifetz performs works of
Achron, Albeniz, Auer, Bach, Bax, Bazzini, Beethoven, Berlin, Bloch, Brahms, Bruch, Clerambault, Dinicu, Debussy, Dohnanyi, de Falla, Elgar, Foster, Gershwin, Glazunov, Glière, Gluck, Gounod, Handel-Halvorsen, Hubay, Ibert, Khachaturian, Kreisler, Lalo, Medtner, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Mozart, Novacek, Paganini, Ponce, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Provost, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Sarasate, Schubert, Shostakovich, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, do Vale, Waxman, Wieniawski.

Jascha Heifetz Collection Violin 'Miniatures' and more. 

Playlist Part 1 (1-74)

1. Handel-Halvorsen - Passacaglia in G Minor on a Theme by Georg Friedrich Händel
Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky
Written in 1897. Theme from from Handel's Harpsichord Suite in G minor (HWV 432).

This is Heifetz's second recording of the piece. His first was recorded with William Primrose in 1941. This version was recorded in 1963. Re-released in 1976, re-re-released in 1983. CBS Records Masterworks.

2. Reinhold Glière Prelude for violin and cello
Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky
Written in 1909.
Released in 1976, re-released in 1983. CBS Records Masterworks.

3. Foster: Old Folks at Home
From the LP, Heifetz Concert Encores - Brunswick LAT 8020

4. Bach Partita n 3 Prelude

5. Shostakovich Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.34-10

6. Shostakovich Prelude in D Flat major, Op.34-15

7. Albeniz Sevilla

8.  Prokofiev March from 'The Love for Three Oranges'  (Transcribed by Heifetz).
Accompanist: Emanuel Bay

9. Rossini "Figaro"
Paraphrase of "Largo al Factotum" of "Il barbiere di Siviglia".
Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz

10. Gluck Melodie (from Orfeo ed Euridice), transcribed by Heifetz.
Accompanist: Emanuel Bay

11. Dinicu Hora Staccato

12. de Falla (dance)

13. Sarasate Zapateado with Bell Telephone Orchestra, Donald Voorhees conductor.
Live performance.

14. Ponce Estrellita

15. Brahms Hungarian Dance 7 (transcribed by Heifetz). Emanuel Bay, piano

16. Debussy La Fille Aux and hora staccato

17. Debussy The girl with the flaxen hair 

18. When You Make Love To Me (Don't Make Believe), a popular song he Heifetz wrote under the name Jim Hoyl.

19. Tchaikovsky Melodie Op. 42, No.3

20. Ottokar Novacek Perpetuum Mobile, Concert Caprice Op.5 No.4.
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees. Live 1945.

21. Paganini Moto Perpetuo

22. Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of the Bumblebee
Arpád Sándor, Piano
February 3, 1934

23. Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera,
composed it in 1907. Recorded in USA, on 17 October 1944
Jascha Heifetz: violin, Milton Kaye: piano

24. Saint-Saens Havanaise

25. Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Op. 20, "Gypsy Airs"

26. Bazzini La Ronde de Lutins

27. Ave Maria - Phenomenal playing by the 16-year-old Jascha Heifetz. Arrangement by violinist August Wilhelmj.

28. Glazunov Meditation, Op.32

29. Joseph Achron Hebrew Melody 

30. Auer Romance
Recorded in 1911 in Russia, this rare recording is one of the very first recordings that Heifetz made. It gives insight into the exceptional precocity of the ten year old Heifetz.

31. Ernö von Dohnanyi Gypsy Andante - Andante Rubato -from Ruralia Hungarica.
Howard Barlow conducts Concert Hall Orch.

32. Moszkowski Guitarra Op. 45, 2
Arranged by Sarasate

33. Debussy Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Violin: Jascha Heifetz, Piano: Emanuel Bay

34. Bloch Nigun (Improvisation) No.2, Baal Shem 
From Mr. Heifetz's last public violin recital in 1972. The recording was taped live.

35. Kreisler Recitativo & Scherzo, Op.6 for solo violin
Live recording from June 21 1948

36. Debussy Beau soir. Live recording from 1943 with The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Arrangement by Heifetz.

37. Waxman Carmen Fantasy

38. Heifetz with Rubistein in piano and Piatigorsky in cello play Mendelssohn.

39-40. Bruch Scottish Fantasy, extract

41. Jascha Heifetz performs his own arrangement of It Ain't Necessarily So from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
from The Heifetz Collection: Volume 35
violin: Jascha Heifetz
piano: Brooks Smith
(Recorded September 15, 1970, ORTF Studio 102, Paris)

42. Jascha Heifetz performs his own arrangement of Bess, You Is My Woman Now from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

43. Jascha Heifetz performs his own arrangement of George Gershwin's It Ain't Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess.

44. Jascha Heifetz performed his own arrangement of George Gershwin's Summertime from Porgy and Bess.

45. A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (arr. Heifetz) from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

46. Jascha Heifetz performs his own arrangement of Tempo di Blues from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

47. Flausino Vale - Ao pé da fogueira (Preludio XV)

48. "Violinist of the Centuries" Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) and radio/TV comedian Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky) (1894-1974) perform a hilarious skit during one of the hundreds of USO appearances and performances both men gave throughout World War II.

49. Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler, excerpt, EuroArtsChannel

50. Wieniawski Scherzo Tarantella Op.16

51. Gounod Ave Maria, live rec.

52. Rachmaninoff Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14

53. Provost Intermezzo & Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee.
Emanuel Bay, Piano
September 18, 1943

54. Poulenc "Presto". Emanuel Bay is at the piano. 1947 recording of Jascha Heifetz playing his transcription of

55. Heifetz plays his own transcription of White Christmas.

56. Irving Berlin White Christmas
Heifetz, violin with orchestral accompaniment directed by Camarata.
Recorded 10/17/1944.
from Decca 9-23376 (45 RPM record)

57. Lensky Aria from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
Transcription by Leopold Auer.
Piano: Samuel Chotzinoff

58. Heifetz and Isidor Achron Piano Duet

59. Kreisler Tambourin Chinois
Bell Telphone Hour Orchestra
Donald Vorhees

60. Beethoven Chorus of Dervishes
Violin :Jascha Heifetz
Piano: Andre Benoist
Arrangement: Leopold Auer
Recorded: November 9, 1917

61. Tchaikovsky Valse (No.2, Serenade, Op.48)
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Josef Pasternack
Recorded: October 14, 1919

62. Mozart Rondo from Serenade No. 7 "Haffner", K. 250

63. Hubay Zephyr, Jascha Heifetz and Emanuel Bay

64. Mendelssohn Sweet Remembrance

65. Rachmaninoff Daisies, Op 38, No 3

66. Handel's Passacaglia, arranged by Johan Halvorsen for violin and viola. May 22, 1941 (Jascha Heifetz and William Primrose)

67. Brahms Sonatensatz (Scherzo from FAE Sonata). Accompanist: Emanuel Bay

68. Heifetz plays Clerambault

69. Tchaikovsky Serenade Melancolique

70. Beethoven Turkish March (No.4, The Ruins of Athens, Op.113), Transcription/Arrangement by Leopold Auer; Piano: Isidor Achron

71. Mozart Minuet (Divertimento No.17, K.334)

72. Heifetz plays some scales.

73. Richard Strauss, "An eisamer Quelle" op.9 no.2 (arr. Heifetz).
Jascha Heifetz, violin. Arpad Sandor, piano.
Recorded in 1934.

74. Elgar (La Capricieuse)

75. Ravel Tzigane. Live Performance, Rec. 1950's

Part 2 (76- 93) - Veiw Here

76. Aram Khachaturian Sabre Dance (Final Act of Gayane)
Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz

77. Debussy Waltz 'La plus que lente'
1946, Emanuel Bay at the piano

78. Rondo from the Lalo "Symphonie Espagnol"

79. Mendelssohn Of Wings of Song, No. 2, Op. 32/2
(Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, No. 2, Op. 32/2)
Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz

80. Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major, Op. 4.
Accompanist: Emanuel Bay

81.Arnold Bax"Mediterranean".
1947 recording of Jascha Heifetz performing his transcription. Emanuel Bay is at the piano.

82. Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
From the Heifetz Collection Vol. 1.
Recorded on December 19, 1924,
Isidor Achron accompanying.

83. Jascha Heifetz plays his arrangement of
My Man's Gone Now from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

84. Medtner Fairy Tale in B flat minor Op.20 No.1
Transcription for violin and piano by J.Heifetz
Jascha Heifetz, violin, Emanuel Bay, piano
Recorded October 16, 1946

85. Schubert Impromptu, D. 899- Op. 90, No. 3
Piano: Arpad Sandor

86. Schubert Rondo (from Sonata in D-dur)
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Piano: Isidor Achron

87.Jacques Ibert "Le Petit Âne Blanc" ("The Little White Donkey")
from Histoires, No. 2
Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz, Piano: Brooks Smith

88-93. Paganini Caprice No. 13, 20, 24

Previously on The Art of Jascha Heifetz:

Ep.1 | Ep.2 | Ep.3 | Ep.4