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Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987)


Jascha Heifetz came to the USA in 1917, became a citizen in 1925, and joined ASCAP in 1937. He was educated at the Royal School of Music in Vilna (which he entered at five and from which he graduated at nine), the St. Petersburg Conservatory (with Leopold Auer, earning an Honorary Music Degree), the New York College of Music, and Northwestern ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "Caprice No 24")
 2009 No Love in the City ("Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35")
 2001 Kate & Leopold ("Alt Wien")
 1995 Casino (performer: "Flight of the Bumblebee")
 1993 Schindler's List (arranger: "LA CAPRICIEUSE OPUS 17")
 1944 Bathing Beauty (music: "Hora Staccato" (1906) - uncredited)
 1939 They Shall Have Music (arranger: "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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Violin transcriptions of works by Bach, Ravel, Debussy, Godowski, Albeniz, Achron, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin.

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Alternate Names:

Jim Hoyle
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Widely recognized as one of the greatest violin virtuosos of all time. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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