American Masters

Jascha Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims

Clip: Season 29 Episode 3 | 1m 23s

Jascha Heifetz traveled to Japan in 1923, weeks after the earthquake on September 1 that devastated Tokyo, Yokohama and the Kanto region, with casualties near 143,000. He gave outdoor performances there and also gave benefit concerts to benefit Japan. He was a forerunner among musicians to do relief work. This is film outtake from Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler, featuring Heifetz' own film footage.

Aired: 04/16/15

Rating: NR

Watch Full Length

Problems Playing Video?