Life - Part 8

“Hirsh, did you ever play the scales?” – Hirshhorn was once asked by a fellow student who noticed that at home he never worked at tone. “I played them before entering the fifth grade,” – was the answer.

At age fifteen, according to reminiscences, he recorded in a Riga studio the Ballad Sonata of Ysaye . This means that by this time the young violinist could play practically everything.