51BcOp6QJ4L._SL160_Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia (Russian Music Studies)

by Galina Kopytova, Translated and Edited by Dario Sarlo & Alexandra Sarlo, Hardbound, 475 pages.

Based on interviews and historical records, this detailed biography traces the course of one of our generations greatest musicians from his earliest years and performances in Russia and Europe to his migration with his family to the United States in 1917.

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Heifetz As I Knew Him

by Ayke Agus. Paperback, 260 pages.

Ayke Agus met Heifetz as a violin student in his master class at the University of Southern California, and became his  assistant. A sensitive and astute observer, Agus takes up where previous biographers left off; her book is a loving yet unblinking portrait of a master by his disciple.

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Jascha Heifetz Through My Eyes

by Sherry Kloss. Paperback or Hardcover, 167 pages.

The violin master class of Jascha Heifetz was a fascinating mix of nationalities, personalities, and temperaments. Mr. Heifetz, the artist, the teacher, and the man, shared with his students a tradition which he was largely responsible for creating.

Over the course of eleven years, Sherry Kloss worked with Heifetz first as a student, and later as his teaching assistant, in the process learning many of the things the outside world longed to know about him.

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