Great Throughts Treasury

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Jascha Heifetz

Russian-born U.S. Violinist, regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time

"Music is for the betterment and enrichment of the individual, just as education and reading are. When people come together to play music as they do to play bridge, civilization will have taken its longest stride forward since the beginning of time. Music is something to live with always, and children should be taught to regard it as a close and inalienable friend."