Some say Jascha Heifetz was the greatest violinist of the 20th century. Some others say he was the greatest musician -- period -- of the 20th century. Still others say he was a cold technician whose mastery of his instrument missed the emotional point of the music altogether.
In 1957, Heifetz teamed up with Fritz Reiner -- another less-than-warm personality -- to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony for a recording of this demanding work, a recording that remains a landmark to this day. See what you think; it's our featured piece at the Attic this week.