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Heifetz as I Knew Him

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Describes how the aged Jascha Heifetz, violinist of the century, had much to tell, and how Ayke, a young woman from Indonesia - Heifetz preferred from the jungles of Java - absorbed it all as they shared their stories about their lives and about music making.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Amadeus Press (first published February 15th 2001)
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Daphne
Aug 24, 2011 Daphne added it
Absolutely fascinating. As interested as I was in Agus's narrative of becoming an integral part of the last 15 years of Heifetz's life, I was even more intrigued by her own story as a prodigy from an exotic land, a young woman whose upbringing prepared her for what sounds like one of the most challenging jobs in the world: Heifetz's personal pianist AND Gal Friday!
Christopher Sajdak
Great book! It was interesting to learn about Heifetz from the perspective of someone that worked with him on a daily basis. He was an amazingly talented violinist, but perhaps he never had a normal childhood and this continued to haunt him.
Carol
Jun 28, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book...beautifully written. You get such an appreciation of this complicated and difficult musical instrument......much like Heifetz himself.
Thank you to Ms Agus for sharing her amazing story. I could not put this book down and savoured every page.
Wayne Millligan
Dec 31, 2014 Wayne Millligan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An in depth look into the private life of the aging master. Heifetz, The Greatest Violinist That Ever Lived...
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