American Masters

Jascha Heifetz: Passion in His Playing

Clip: Season 29 Episode 3 | 2m 51s

Jascha Heifetz, a child prodigy violin player, was taught to present himself passively to better focus attention on the music. This does not mean the music played by one of the world's greatest violinists didn't resonate with passion, as experts and fellow musicians attest to in this excerpt from American Masters - Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler. Watch archival footage of Heifetz playing.

Aired: 04/16/15

Rating: TV-PG

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