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February 1, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Carnegie Hall in 1891, the year it opened with a concert featuring Tchaikovsky conducting.
October 5, 2011 In honor of the hall's 120th anniversary gala concert tonight, five remarkable clips filmed at the world's most famous classical venue.
Jascha Heifetz set new precision standards for the classical violin.
Sony Classical Archives
March 28, 2011 The new 103-CD Jascha Heifetz box set presents a vast trove of fantastic fiddling over a seven-decade career, from his first recording session as a teenager to his final recital in 1972.
February 12, 2008 Legendary musicians such as Arturo Toscanini, Maria Callas and Jascha Heifetz might be gone, but their performances are still alive, thanks to YouTube. Commentator Miles Hoffman considers the popular Web site a treasure trove for fans of classical music.
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February 2, 2007 Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler were both born on Feb. 2 — Kreisler in 1875 and Heifetz in 1901. But the men share more than just a birthday. Music commentator Miles Hoffman discusses the two fiddlers and how they each set new standards for the art of playing the violin.
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November 10, 2006 Performance Today explores a vivid chapter in the life of violinist Jascha Heifetz. During WWII, he played more than 300 USO shows, sometimes near the front, in perilous surroundings. Here's a portrait of Heifetz during the war, with vintage audio, interviews and stories from those who knew him best.
August 23, 2006 Performance Today commemorates the life of pianist Milton Kaye — who famously accompanied violinist Jascha Heifetz — by playing an NPR interview Kaye gave earlier this year. And from that same session in his New York apartment, he also plays a bit of Chopin. Kaye died at 97 on Aug. 14.
April 7, 2001 Scott talks to Martin Goldsmith, former host of NPR's Performance Today, about the career of violinist Jascha Heifetz. Naxos Records is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth with a series of Heifetz's orchestral recordings from the 1930's and 40's. Heifetz died in 1987, but is still considered the greatest violinist of the 20th century.
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