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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 2 / Oistrakh

Oistrakh / Debussy / Ussr State Orch / Kondrashin
Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4473  
Composer:  Claude DebussyAntonín DvorákJean SibeliusFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Frida BauerDavid Oistrakh
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Oistrakh (1908-1974) had few peers among violinists of his generation and continues to this day to be regarded as one of the supreme musicians of the 20th century. His playing, technically impeccable and sumptuous in tone and dramatic flair, served his interpretations eloquently. Yet there was no grandstanding in an Oistrakh performance. To one observer, he played with the quiet concentration of a chess master. The highlight of the wide-ranging program on this DVD is the world premiere performance of the Shostakovich Second Violin Concerto, composed, as was the composer's first Violin Concerto, with Oistrakh in mind. The work, described by one critic as 'a troubled sound world' with its complex thematic material and jolting harmonic Read more shifts, holds no terrors for its dedicatee who provides an assured and brilliant performance. The sonic watercolors of Debussy's lovely G minor Sonata and a group of diverse shorter works amply demonstrate Oistrakh's versatility and mastery of style. 60 min., B&W, Mono, All regions Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Frida Bauer (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
2. Mazurek for Violin and Piano in E minor, Op. 49/B 89 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Frida Bauer (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
3. Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51: Nocturne by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Frida Bauer (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Date of Recording: 1972 
4. Waltz Caprice by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frida Bauer (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1972 
5. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Frida Bauer (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
6. Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1967 

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