World premiere of Jascha Heifetz’s original White Christmasmain
In 1944 the great violinist Jascha Heifetz made a spontaneous violin-piano interpretation of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, which Decca promptly transcribed and rush-recorded with an orchestra.
Jascha, however, never wrote down his arrangement and the orchestral parts were lost.
Sixty years later Nate Sabat of Berklee College of Music has carefully reconstructed it for violin and piano. Enjoy.