About the album
Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) was a Lithuanian-born violinist, who is considered by many music scholars to have been the greatest violinist of all time. He moved to the United States as a teenager, where his Carnegie Hall debut was famously well-received. A virtuoso since childhood, Fritz Kreisler, another leading twentieth century violinist, wrote upon hearing Heifetz’s debut: “We might as well take our fiddles and break them across our knees.” This is the second volume from DOREMI of monumental 1940s historic broadcasts of Jascha Heifetz, made at the pinnacle of his artistry. This is their first release, and this album was awarded a coveted Diapason d’Or award in France.