BiographyRussian-born violinist Jascha Heifetz is without doubt one of the most important and popular instrumentalists of the twentieth century. As a sign of his lasting dominance, violin instructors worldwide have their students study photographs and performances of this master's work as the ultimate model of flawless technique and elegance. Though occasionally criticized for his seemingly rigid stage presence, he did this in service to the music, allowing for the best projection and tone possible. In contrast to his demeanor, the playing was consistently brilliant throughout his long career, marked by incredible warmth, boggling virtuosity and achingly emotive vibrato.
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