Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jascha Heifetz: Rachmaninoff's Vocalise



Jascha Heifetz performs Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise," opus 34, No, 14, which was published in 1912 as the last of Rachmaninoff's 14 pieces. He wrote it for voice with piano accompaniment and is typically sung using any one vowel of the singer's choice. The Russian composer dedicated the Vocalise to soprano Antonina Nezhdanova. This piece is highly popular and has many arrangements for various instruments; this version for violin and piano was composed by Heifetz himself.

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2 comments:

  1. Where could i purchase this on cd?

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    1. I am not sure; I found it on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSDSxhXo1Hs

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