Heifetz as I Knew Him

Heifetz as I Knew Him

Book - 2001
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Hal Leonard
Ayke Agus came to Jascha Heifetz as a violin student in his master class at the University of Southern California; after he made her the class pianist she soon became his private accompanist and ultimately his assistant and confidante. Her book is a loving yet unblinking testimony to a unique relationship between an aging master and his disciple. Always a difficult person, Heifetz imparted not only his art but his every belief and idiosyncrasy. The greatest violinist of the 20th century was a genius who was also insecure and unreasonable; in many respects the former prodigy had never had to grow up. This memoir is an extraordinary story of a truly unique friendship, told with honesty, understanding, and devotion.

Book News
Agus, who became the private accompanist, assistant, and close companion, of violinist Jascha Heifetz, provides for musicians and fans alike an irresistible glimpse into the complex personality and ideas of the greatest violinist of the century. In revealing the unique relationship between a master and his disciple in which they shared stories about their lives and music making, she tells how Heifetz imparted his legacy and taught her, among other things, how he held audiences spellbound, how the pianist collaborates with the violinist, and how he crafted his transcriptions. Contains many b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, 2001
ISBN: 9781574670622
157467062X
Branch Call Number: 787.2092 HEIFE AGUS
Characteristics: 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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