Swan Song

Jascha Heifetz once attended a vaudeville show at which a man performed various acrobatic feats while playing a violin: standing on his head, holding the instrument behind his back, turning somersaults. Heifetz watched for some time, frowned and then said to his companion, “Why doesn’t he play it straight?”

You can hear Jascha’s idea of playing it straight below!

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Published in: on December 14, 2009 at 8:01 AM  Leave a Comment  

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