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Jascha Heifetz
(1901-1987) born on
Feb 02
Russian-US classical violinist. He was a child prodigy noted for his conscientious musical interpretation, smooth tone, and technical proficiency; considered the best of the century.
         
   
F
If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.

R
If the Almighty himself played the violin, the credits would still read 'Rubinstein, God, and Piatigorsky', in that order.
A
I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven.
N
There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.
K
No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: San Francisco "Examiner & Chronicle," 18 Apr 71
R: Whenever Heifetz played in trios with Arthur Rubinstein (piano) and Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Rubinstein always got top billing. "Los Angeles Times," 29 Aug 1982
A: In "Life," 28 Jul 61
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "Quote Disk 1,2,3," by DBUG, 1991.
   


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