Lost and Found Treasures from the Heifetz Legacy Vol II Played by Sherry Kloss, student of Jascha Heifetz and heiress to the Heifetz-Tononi violin. Total playing time is 74:34.
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30
Allegro con brio
BADINGS "Capriccio" for Violin and Electronic Tape
RACHMANINOFF-HEIFETZ "Prelude" op. 32, No. 5
HAYDN-HEIFETZ "Adagio and Presto" Op. 54, No. 2
WIENIAWSKI-HEIFETZ "Caprice" Op. 18, No. 5
STRAUSS Sonata in E Flat, Op. 18
Allegro, ma non troppo
Improvisation: Andante cantabile
This live performance of the Beethoven and Strauss Sonatas with Brooks Smith, pianist, took place at the Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena CA, on the Gold Medal Series. As I recently listened to the cassette recording of that May 1988 evening, I rediscovered "lost" music-making that is now a "found" treasure.
A word should be said about the events leading to this performance. Mr. Smith was to be on tour in Asia until just one week before our concert date. When he returned to CA, he tripped on a vine while working in his beloved rose garden, spraining his wrist. This injury required rest and therapy. He suggested that I engage another pianist. My response was simply: "YOU are my choice. I'm willing to take the risk, even if we cannot rehearse." Fortunately, by the end of the week, Mr. Smith was better. Two rehearsals later, we walked on stge to a most enthusiastic audience!
These three Heifetz transcriptions were never recorded by Mr. Heifetz. At the piano is Mark Westcott, former pupil of Brooks Smith, and my duo partner in "Lost and Found Treasures," Vol. I.