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The Carmen Variations
Composed by Waxman for the 1947 film Humoresque, the Carmen Variations has entered the standard repertoire for solo violin. Waxman worked the familiar melodies from Bizets opera into a showpiece for John Garfields character in the film, although the fingering close-ups were of virtuoso Isaac Stern, who played on the soundtrack recording. The piece became identified with Jascha Heifetz, who performed it around the world.
The conductors score for the Carmen Variations.
The program from Heifetzs tour of Japan that he sent to Waxmanfeaturing the Carmen Variations highlighted in blue pencil.
A telegram and letter, both from Heifetz to Waxman, about sending and returning the manuscript.
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
Last modified: June 09, 2012 12:35 PM
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