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Jascha Heifetz Quotes

Birth Date: 1901-02-04 (Monday, February 4th, 1901)
Date of Death: 1987-12-10 (Thursday, December 10th, 1987)



    • 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.
    • If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
    • There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.
    • I have discovered three things which know no geographical borders - classical music, American jazz, and applause as the sign of the public's favor.
    • Can you appreciate music without playing it? Yes, you can. You can appreciate baseball without playing it. Many people attend a football game merely for the crowd, the excitement, the color.
    • Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.
    • 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.
    • Born in Russia, first lessons at three, debut in Russia at seven, debut in America in 1917. That's all there is to say, really.
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