|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1901|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1987|
Violinist, Composer. Born in Vilna, Lithuania, Heifetz was considered to be the greatest and most famous violinists of the 20th Century. Heifetz made his Anerican debut at Carnegie Hall on October 27, 1917. He his best known for his recordings of the likes of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky, as well as his collaborations with Emmanuel Feuermann, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Arthur Rubinstein. Some of his works include, "Hora Staccato" and "Violin Concerto." In his later years he taught music at the University of Southern California. He died in 1987 at the age of 86, of heart failure. (bio by: K)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Jun 11, 2005
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