Jascha Heifetz (Violinist) Essential Recordings

Essential Recordings

Bruch Scottish Fantasy and Concerto No 1
RCA 9026 61745 2
This CD of 1961-2 recordings with the New SO/Sargent, produced by Erik Smith, may be hard to find (it also has the Vieuxtemps No 5), but can be enjoyed via CD-quality downloads. On 200g vinyl, the Concerto was re-released this summer by Analogue Productions [APC 2652].

Sibelius Violin Concerto
The stereo version with the Chicago SO can be bought singly as a download from Presto, in the 6CD box set shown above or in Jascha Heifetz: Le Violon Diabolique [RCA 88697087532]. This three-disc set has three Gershwin Preludes with pianist Brooks Smith.

Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Wieniawski No 2
Naxos 8.110938
LPO Concerto recordings from the mid 1930s with conductors Beecham and Barbirolli.

Jascha Heifetz Violin Encores
Regis RRC1296
This budget CD also has the Korngold Concerto and Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. Shorter tracks (with piano) include Porgy And Bess, Benjamin's Jamaican Rhumba and Kurt Weill.

Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler
EuroArts 2058538 (DVD)
Violinists Perlman, Gitlis, Haendel, et al, talk about 'who was the man behind the music?', with home movies and concert performances.