‘Heifetz had a very high wrist’

‘Heifetz had a very high wrist’


norman lebrecht

August 12, 2014

Laurie Niles has conducted one of her extraordinarily revealing interviews. This one is with the great violinist Aaron Rosand and it explores, among other things, the differing physiques and techniques of outstanding performers.

Rosand himself had an early start. He played the Mendelssoohn concerto at 10 with the Chicago Symphony, found a rich patron (whom he shared with Isaac Stern) and set off on what promised to be a glittering career …

Oh, read for yourselves. Click here.


Heifetz undated



  • Heifetz’s “Take up the cello!” retort would seem to indicate the fallacy of his dogma.

  • M2N2K says:

    Most of the best violinists performing these days use shoulder rests. Dismissing them categorically is unwise.