Greetings, V.com community! It's been a very long time since I've posted to this site, but I had to return to share a most amazing piece of audio (w/ hilariously creative backing visuals).
This is a recorded telephone conversation between Jascha Heifetz and one of his students. Heifetz is throwing one of his many parties at his Malibu beach house. He billed this particular party as one for his students and their dates (Heifetz loved themes for his parties). Listen to Heifetz trying to explain to his slightly clueless student why he can't bring his mother to the party. THIS IS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU HOWL WITH LAUGHTER!
Think of the most brilliant SNL skit riffing on Heifetz's notorious formality and need for order, and you have an idea of what a priceless gem this recording is. It is a miracle that it exists at all.
What you also discover is a Heifetz, who, for all his rigidity, makes a genuine effort to be gracious, while being deadpan - if unintentionally - funny.
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