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Beethoven, Godard, Chausson, Saint-Saens, Ravel / Oistrakh

Oistrakh / Beethoven / Godard
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002032   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Benjamin GodardErnest ChaussonCamille Saint-SaënsLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  David Oistrakh
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Without David Oistrakh, it is impossible to imagine the picture of 20th century music. A violinist, conductor, and professor, he left an indelible mark on the world of performance art. Now, Melodiya presents some golden hits of violin music recorded by Oistrakh in the late 1940s, at the peak of his violin mastery. Without David Oistrakh, it is impossible to imagine the picture of 20th century music. A violinist, conductor, and professor, he left an indelible mark on the world of performance art. Now, Melodiya presents some golden hits of violin music recorded by Oistrakh in the late 1940s, at the peak of his violin mastery. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin, Op. 35 "Romantique" by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2. Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 10 Minutes 26 Secs. 
6. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Not quite SACD.......... June 25, 2014 By William W. (Sewickley, PA) See All My Reviews "If you require the latest in digital sound, then this is not the CD for you. All the recordings are from the late 1940s, Soviet style. At times, it sound like the microphone is attached to Oistrakh's violin and the orchestra is somewhere across the street. Nonetheless, as long as it's Oistrakh fiddling, and Kondrashin conducting, it's always a great combination (at least for me). Oistrakh later recorded the Beethoven Romances, the Chausson Poeme (with Munch), the Saint-Saens Intro & Rondo, and I suppose Ravel's Tzigane. As for the Godard Canzonetta, I don't know. Just be prepared for late 1940s Soviet mono." Report Abuse
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