In another thread, I came upon this quote:
"'Jascha Heifetz will be 79 years old Saturday. One of the greatest violinists ever, and perhaps the greatest sheer technician the instrument has known, he doesn’t play in public anymore… In 1975 he underwent a shoulder operation that has effectively precluded any thought of further concerts.’ "
I don't know much about this; was he really forced to stop playing permanently, at least as a performer? And, what was the problem he developed in his shoulder? (As I likely need a shoulder operation too, I am trying to find out just how much it can affect violinists) Anyone know about this portion of Heifetz's life?
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