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The Heifetz Collection Vol. 22 - Showpieces
 
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The Heifetz Collection Vol. 22 - Showpieces

5 April 1998 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 4 April 1994
  • Release Date: 5 April 1998
  • Label: RCA Gold Seal
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  • Total Length: 1:02:52
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  • ASIN: B001GSDUSY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,598 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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For me, any of Heifetz performances are worth hearing. These recordings are fine and therefore have a key place in the collection of anyone interested in great violin playing.
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Great playing by Heifetz, which explains in the best way, why he was so famous ! Very good accompaniment by the orchestras, inspite the mono sound. A reference !
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A genius of course!
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HASH(0x95046174) out of 5 stars Heifetz Showpieces 28 May 2000
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A dazzling display of violinistic fireworks tempered with heart and soul. Every note is played with meaning and conviction. The myriad tone colors Heifetz paints with his bow are unmatched by any other violinist whose recordings of these pieces I've heard. The searing intensity and heartfelt passion of the Chausson Poeme will leave you emotionally exhausted! The performance of Zigeunerweisen has all the elan and sparkle one could hope for and the Havanaise is played with arresting beauty of tone and perfection of technique. The longest work on this CD, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, is played from beginning to end with Spanish flare and fire and never sounds repetitive or insipid. The four movements recorded hear possess charm and vigor in every phrase. The music flows effortlessly - one knows one is in the presence of genius. One of the very best CD's of violin music available!
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HASH(0x950465dc) out of 5 stars Simply the Best! 25 Aug. 1999
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In my opinion, nobody plays these pieces better than Heifetz. Yes, there are different approaches to these pieces, as shown by Grumiaux, Thibaud and Szeryng (whom I have high regards) but on the whole Heifetz outplay them all. His sense of style, control and utmost elegance just incredible. They are recorded before stereo era, but sound is quite acceptable. And who cares about the recording quality if the performances are at this divine level anyway? Strongly recommended to anyone who loves great violin playing.
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HASH(0x95046558) out of 5 stars Heifetz is IT! 31 May 2004
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When it comes to Tchaikowsky, Mendelssohn, Lalo, Kreisler, and ANY kind of show piece, no one can touch Heifetz. Non of the violinists alive today can ever come close to his level of musical personality, command of his instrument and sound. He is the father of all violin virtuoso, together with Paganini himself, perhaps. My only negative comment is regarding the restoration sound of the CD, it is alright, but could be better.
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HASH(0x950464bc) out of 5 stars Review of Heifetz Showpieces, RCA Victor Red Seal 29 Nov. 2002
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This is a CD for those who really love the violin. The music is for those who want to be stunned and transfixed by an unmatched virtuosic fluency and sweet ethereal beauty. Sarasate's Sigeunerwiesen is so powerful: the slow movement brought tears to my eyes: such was the emotional content and tender sense enthusing this. The other pieces on the CD are no less remarkable in exquisite quality and accuracy.
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HASH(0x9504654c) out of 5 stars Easily the most popular of Heifetz Albums 17 Jan. 2004
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A set of sure audience grabbers. The pieces on this album are popular choices to showcase Heifetz's great technique and talent. The remarkable finger-work, haunting lyrical style of the Spanish/gypsy genre, and the fireworks of the fast pieces are sure to please the music lover of all ages.
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