Brahms & Tchaikovsky – Violin Concertos – Jascha Heifetz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (2005) {PS3 ISO + FLAC + DSF}

Brahms & Tchaikovsky – Violin Concertos – Jascha Heifetz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST 2.0 & 5.0 (2.0,3.0) | 34:29, 29:34 minutes  | 2,38 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 1,22 GB
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:04:14 minutes
Genre: Classical | Label: © RCA Red Seal / Sony Music Entertainment / 82876-67896-2

In the very early days of Fanfare, one critic dismissed Heifetz as a relic, soon to be ignored. Of course that’s turned out to be utterly false; the Heifetz blend of fire and ice has been tremendously influential since then, and the somewhat more romantic elements of his playing are coming back into vogue (not that, in his maturity, Heifetz was given to romantic extremes). Just think about Itzhak Perlman, whose entire career has been an effort to play like Heifetz (to the extent of appropriating the more oddball elements of his repertoire) while being loved like Kreisler. Heifetz retired 35 years ago, but his style is still very much with us. So are his recordings.

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