Friday, July 29, 2011

Jascha Heifetz: Rondo by Mozart

Jascha Heifetz [1901-1987] plays Rondo (from Serenade No. 7: Haffner Serenade: K. 250) by Mozart. The Haffner Serenade was first performed July 21, 1776. Some critics say Heifetz often played too fast, as if he were trying to catch a plane. I sense it's a matter of interpretation. Thus, you can compare Heifetz's performance of the Rondo to that of Henryk Szeryng [1918-1988]. See (and hear) for yourself.