Heifetz Encores Volume 2 (Heifetz Encores 1946-1947) (Jascha Heifetz/ Emanuel Bay) (Naxos Historical: 8.112073)
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Over four days of sessions in Hollywood during 1946 and 1947, Jascha Heifetz
and his regular accompanist Emanuel Bay
recorded this evocative series of encores. The repertoire was wide-ranging, and included three Spanish pieces by Sarasate, Nin and Ernesto Halffter, all delectably played, in his only recordings of them. He turned also to his own transcription of Bax's Mediterranean as well as to staples such as Rimsky-Korsakov's dazzling Flight of The Bumble-Bee. Throughout, Heifetz's bowing, pizzicati, double stops, glissandi and inimitable portamenti grace these pieces with incredible freshness.