02 February 2007

Happy Birthday, Virtuosos!

NPR reported this morning something (one more thing!) I hadn’t known: that violinist virtuosos Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz were born on the same day -- today, 2 February ... in 1875 and 1901, respectively. Lots of info and pictures can be found here. But in celebration, let’s just watch Heifetz in action (alas, I couldn’t locate any footage of Kreisler):

Delightful! And here’s a quaint little documentary spot on Heifetz:

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