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Beethoven: Spring & Kreutzer Sonatas / Oistrakh, Oborin


Release Date: 12/29/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412255   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David OistrakhLev Oborin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Oistrakh's complete recording, with Lev Oborin, of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano was made by Le Chant du Monde in Paris in 1962 and issued in this country by Philips on five LPs in 1963; this disc comes from the recently issued complete set on CD. The performances are notable for their eloquence, intellectual concentration, strength and authority, and they display a marvellous rhythmic sense. Comparison with the Decca CD of the same two sonatas, extracted from the complete LP recording made by Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy (once a pupil of Oborin, incidentally) in the mid-1970s, reveals a more brilliant, emphatic, 'public' approach to the music by the latter. This is emphasized by the fact that the Decca Read more recording reproduces at a higher level than the Philips, has a more resonant acoustic and is, understandably, of superior technical quality.

Perhaps a fair summary would be to say that if Perlman and Ashkenazy surpass Oistrakh and Oborin in sheer brilliance in such a virtuoso work as the Kreutzer, the latter reveal more of the music's poetry, especially in the gentler Spring Sonata. But both recordings offer magnificent playing, and the catalogue has plenty of room for issues of this calibre.

-- Gramophone [1/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin), Lev Oborin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1985 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lev Oborin (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1985 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 beethoven violin sonatas nos. 5 & 9 / david oistr July 17, 2012 By bob e. See All My Reviews "after an effort such as the alban berg quartett recording beeethoven's string quartets, and sviatoslav richter recording many of beethoven's piano sonatas; and, after say, von karajan's berlin phil. orch. or vienna phil. orch. 1963 recordings of beethoven symphonies, the beethoven violin sonatas promise more musical work of imagination and emotional complexity. >>>>oleg kagan & sviatoslav richter have a great mozart & beethoven set that includes beethoven violin sonata no. 5 - spring, but for no. 9 - kreutzer this release is inexpensive and excellent. both sonatas are delightful in what is to me very good sound. david oistrakh excells at brahms, but beethoven is just as important musically (if not more so) and the performance is respectful and sophisticated. >>>>>with the other releases cited above, this is an essential part of a dedicated listening course for the great beethoven, as well as building on the great violinist, david oistrakh. the pianist, lev oborin, is also quite adequate to the task if not the giant that richter became. much recommended and very representative of the best musical forms and pieces beethoven created." Report Abuse
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