Jascha Heifetz

Biography by

Heifetz was the leading figure among Russian Jews who dominated violin playing in the second and third quarters of the 20th century.
Read Full Biography

Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Selections (5) from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, arrangement for violin & piano 1944 Chamber Music
Hora staccato (after Grigoras Dinicu) Miscellaneous (Classical) Chamber Music
Sea Murmurs, arrangement for violin & piano (after Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Arise" from Shakespeare Songs, Op. 24) 1932 Chamber Music
Estrellita, arrangement for violin & piano (after Ponce's song) 1927 Chamber Music
It Ain't Necessarily So, arrangement for violin & piano (after Gershwin's Porgy & Bess) 1944 Chamber Music
March, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges") 1937 Chamber Music
Beau Soir, arrangement for violin & piano (after Debussy) 1933 Chamber Music
Three Preludes, arrangement for violin & piano (after Gershwin) 1940 Chamber Music
Flight of the Bumblebee, arrangement for violin & piano (after Rimsky-Korsakov's Tale of Tsar Sultan) Chamber Music
Masks, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet) 1941 Chamber Music
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, arrangement for violin & piano (after Foster) 1939 Chamber Music
Sabre Dance, arrangement for violin & piano (after Khachaturian's Gayane) 1948 Chamber Music
Deep River, arrangement of spiritual for violin & piano 1938 Chamber Music
Alt Wien (Wienerisch), arrangement for violin & piano (after Godowsky) 1939 Chamber Music
Golliwog's Cake-Walk, arrangement for violin & piano (after Debussy) 1941 Chamber Music
Daisies, arrangement for violin & piano (after Rachmaninov's piano piece, Op. 38/3) 1945 Chamber Music
Tempo di Blues, arrangement for violin & piano (after Gershwin's Porgy and Bess) Chamber Music
Ao pé da fogueira (By the bonfire), arrangement for violin & piano (after F. Valle's Preludio 15) Chamber Music
Nocturne, arrangement for violin & piano (after Chopin's Op. 55/2) 1943 Chamber Music
The Swan, arrangement for violin & piano (after Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals) 1945 Chamber Music
See All Compositions

Photo Gallery

See All Photos