Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia

By Kopytova, Galina

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9780253010766 9780253010896
Publisher
Indiana Univ.


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Reviewed on December 1, 2013  |  Arts and Humanities

Jascha Heifetz (1901–87) was perhaps the world's best-known violinist for much of the 20th century. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire), he was notably reticent about his Russian childhood. Scholar and archivist Kopytova (coauthor, From the History of Jewish Music in Russia) has filled this void admirably. Using Russian sources (the book was originally published in Russia in 2004), she examines Heifetz's astonishing early career both in Vilnius and later in St. Petersburg, whe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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