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Jascha Heifetz collection
Jascha Heifetz

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Jascha Heifetz collection

Published 1802 .
Written in Multiple languages.

About the Book

The collection includes Heifetz's personal music library of original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions (some of which are unpublished), his annotated parts and scores, holographs and manuscripts of many of his contemporaries, and hundreds of printed scores. Concert programs document his performances from 1911 to 1974, and photographs, photo albums, and scrapbooks, encompassing the violinist's entire life. The correspondence, constituting a small part of the collection, contains letters from such important musical figures of the 20th century as Leopold Auer, Benjamin Britten, Sergei Prokofiev, George Bernard Shaw, and Sir William Walton; correspondence from Heifetz is also housed in other Music Division collections.

Edition Notes

Open to research.

Access Advisory: Not all materials in this collection may be readily accessible; please request accessibility information well in advance of your visit

Jascha Heifetz Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.

Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.

Deposit; Jascha Heifetz; 1952.

Deposit; Myra C. Livingston; 1991.

Some books transferred to Library of Congress Music Division general collections.

Sound recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Violinist Jascha Heifetz was born on Feb. 2, 1901, in Vilnius, Lithuania. He studied violin with Leopold Auer at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He embarked on an international career in 1912, became an American citizen in 1925, and continued to concertize and record until 1972. He died in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 1987.

Finding aid (including entries for books transferred elsewhere and manufacturer's nos. of sound recordings) available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and at

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Heifetz collection,


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ML31 .H4

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around 17,500 items (280 boxes, 52 linear feet).
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