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Jascha Heifetz

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Lithuanian violinist widely regarded as one of the biggest violinists ever. He is kept in mind for his shows at prestigious locations like Carnegie Hall. He was a prodigy who offered his first general public performance at age group seven. He became a instructor later in existence, teaching violin expert classes at colleges like UCLA. His relationship to celebrity Florence Vidor lasted from 1928 to 1945. He collaborated with pianist Arthur Rubinstein on piano trios by Beethoven in 1941.

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Full Name Jascha Heifetz
Date Of Birth February 2, 1901
Place Of Birth Vilnius, Lithuania
Profession Violinist
Education University of Southern California
Nationality American
Spouse Frances Spielberger Spiegelberg, Florence Vidor
Children Robert Heifetz, Josepha Heifetz
Parents Reuven Heifetz, Anna Heifetz
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame
Movies They Shall Have Music, Carnegie Hall, Of Men and Music, Artur Rubinstein
TV Shows Bell System Family Theatre
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Brother of Vladimir Heifetz.
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Widely recognized as one of the greatest violin virtuosos of all time.
4Provided music for the occasional popular ballad under the pseudonym "Jim Hoyle".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Lyubov v bolshom gorode2009"Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35"
Kate & Leopold2001"Alt Wien"
Casino1995performer: "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Schindler's List1993arranger: "LA CAPRICIEUSE OPUS 17"
Carnegie Hall1947performer: "Violin Concerto in D: First Movement" - uncredited
Bathing Beauty1944music: "Hora Staccato" 1906 - uncredited
They Shall Have Music1939arranger: "Hora staccato" 1906, "Estrellita Mexican Love Serenade" 1912 - uncredited / performer: "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28" 1863, "Hora staccato" 1906, "Estrellita Mexican Love Serenade" 1912, "Violin Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.64" 1844 - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carnegie Hall1947Jascha Heifetz
They Shall Have Music1939Jascha Heifetz
Celebritypes1924Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Man and Raven2010Short musician
Kate & Leopold2001musician: violin, "Alt Wien"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Sitka, een wereld vol muziek2012TV Movie documentaryJascha Heifetz
Heifetz1971TV MovieHimself
Biography1963TV Series documentaryHimself
Jascha Heifetz Master Classes1962TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Of Men and Music1951DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances1995-2000TV SeriesHimself
Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams1991Video documentaryHimself
The Unconquered1954DocumentaryHimself (plays for Helen Keller) (uncredited)
The Man Who Lived Twice1936Himself - Violinist (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Classical MusicHeifetz (1971)· Paul Louis (producer)
· Lester Shurr (executive producer)


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