I know that there are MANY violinists out there who love the sound of any Heifetz recording, but I just want to know why. When I heard my first Heifetz recording, I thought, "Wow, he's playing so fast." Then I picked up and Oistrakh recording and compared the two. I realized that I could actually hear parts of the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky concertos that I never heard with the Heifetz recordings. I also found that Heifetz's playing sounded a bit sloppy and sometimes out of tune for a very hailed concert performer. I just have to know, do people like Heifetz because he plays fast?
I don't mean to rag on his playing because I can't play the way he did, but his playing just didn't appeal to me because of clarity and sometimes a sound that sounded a little emotionless.
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