Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lessons with Heifetz

I have been reading Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi's three-part series of posts about auditioning to be in Jascha Heifetz's master class (Chapter 9 of Frantic: The Memoir).

The First Audition
Thank You, Mr. Heifetz
Conditional Acceptance


Niobe said...

Thanks for brinign this to my attention, what a well written and engaging account of the nerve-wracking audition experience :)

Marjorie Kransberg Talvi said...

Thank you, Elaine, for sharing my memoir! I've been a big fan of your blog for years. We, as musicians, have so much to share with readers. Life is anything but boring..

Elaine Fine said...

Thanks again for this wonderful window into the world of Heifetz, Marjorie!

I wonder if, before you moved to California, we might have been in the "same" greater Boston (at the same time). I grew up in Newton (the city of Lynn Chang), and was a fiddle player in elementary school until I stopped playing around 1970.

Marjorie Kransberg Talvi said...

We must have been, Elaine. I studied for a while at Boston Music School with lovely Sarah Scriven, and frequented performances of violinists Lynn Chang and Joseph Silverstein whenever possible.My home town was Beverly and later, Wenham where I was the only kid playing a string instrument!

I was a wandering student, Elaine, so lessons gave me glimpses into the lives of many wonderful artists. Next stop in my memoir: Dorothy DeLay.