Dario Sarlo, translator and editor of Jascha Heifetz, conducted research for a documentary on the Russian musician that will appear on PBS next week.
Titled Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler, the documentary follows the mysterious violin virtuoso through Itzhak Perlman, students, archival performances, and home movies. His story embodies the paradox of artistic genius: how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts, honored at a lifelong price.
This documentary premieres nationwide Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS as a part of the American Masters series (check local listings).
For further reading on Jascha Heifetz, read this excerpt from Sarlo's translation.