A Jascha Heifetz Birthday Showdown

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Thursday is violin great Jascha Heifetz’s 111th birthday.

In anticipation of the birth anniversary, we offered up three Heifetz concerto performances for you to choose from: by Tchaikovsky, Brahms or Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Despite a last-minute surge for Korngold, the leader all morning was Tchaikovsky's, which we played at noon today.

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35.

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35.