The Essential John Denver


Heifetz made his first commercial recording on 7 November 1917. Throughout his career, he continued to record, almost always for RCA Victor. He had an immaculate technique and expressive vibrato. From time to time, his near-perfect technique and conservative stage demeanor caused some to accuse him of being overly mechanical, even cold. Even so, most critics agree he infused his playing with feeling and reverence for the wishes of the composers. His style of playing was highly influential in defining the way modern violinists approach the instrument. His use of portamento in particular, sliding from one note to another to heighten emotional impact, was highly distinctive. The violinist Itzhak Perlman, who himself is noted for his own expressive use of slides, once described Heifetz’s tone as like “molten lava” because of its emotional intensity.

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The Essential John Denver The best 2-CD set ever compiled, 36 tracks that capture the essence of John’s glittering recording career. Includes Leaving on a Jet Plane; Thank God I’m a Country Boy; Take Me Home Country Roads; Annie’s Song; I’m Sorry; Sunshine on My Shoulders; Rhymes and Reasons; Poems, Prayers and Promises; I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado; Friends with You; Rocky Mountain High; Goodbye Again; Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning); Back Home Again; Matthew , and more.

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Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.99 x 5.59 x 0.47 inches; 3.68 Ounces
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Sony Legacy
Item model number ‏ : ‎ 2205520
Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2007
Run time ‏ : ‎ 2 hours and 15 minutes
Date First Available ‏ : ‎ February 21, 2007
Label ‏ : ‎ Sony Legacy
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000MM0Y8Y
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2

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