Imperial Oistrakh!

Release Date: 5/12/2015
Catalog Number: 2564614443
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
David Oistrakh (1908-1974) was without a doubt one of the greatest violinists and has his place in musical history among other legends of the instrument such as Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, Yehudi Menuhin or Isaac Stern. He was also the most renowned Soviet violinist, famed for the fullness of his tone, his unequaled sense of legato, a warm, powerful and deep sound, his incredible mastery of the bow, and an immediately recognisable sonority. The first CD is dedicated to Beethoven, with the wonderful version of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (complete) with André Cluytens - a moment of pure poetry. The second disc includes Mozart concertos with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the sinfonia concertante with Oistrakh's son Igor, and the wistful Légende by Wieniawski. The final disc's Brahms Violin Concerto features George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra in a recording full of panache, enthusiasm and vitality. It is followed by excerpts of the Double Concerto with Pierre Fournier, the Symphonie espagnole by Lalo, and Sonatas by Brahms and Franck accompanied by the virtuoso's friend Vladimir Yampolsky.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto pour violon no. 5 en la majeur, K. 219: II. Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Austria
2. Double Concerto pour violon et violoncelle en la mineur, Op. 102: I. Allegro by Johannes Brahms
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ;
3. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: André Cluytens
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: André Cluytens
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Sonate pour violon et pinao no. 9 'A Kreutzer' en la majeur, Op. 47: II. Andante con variazioni by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin), Lev Oborine (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802-1803 ;
6. Sonate pour violon et pinao no. 9 'A Kreutzer' en la majeur, Op. 47: Variation 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin), Lev Oborine (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802-1803 ;
7. Triple Concerto pour violon, violoncelle et pinao en ut majeur, Op. 56: III. Rondo alla polacca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804 ; Austria
8. Trio pour piano, violin et violoncello no. 1 en si bémol majeur, D. 898: IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace - by Franz Schubert
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1827 ; Austria
9. Concerto pour violon no.1 en sol mineur, Op. 26: III. Finale: Allegro energico by Max Bruch
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1864-1867 ; Germany
10. Sinfonia concertante pour violon et violoncello en mi bémol majeur, K. 364: I. Allegro Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Igor Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Austria
11. Concerto pour violin no. 3 en sol majeur, K. 216: II. Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Igor Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Austria
12. Cadenza to Viotti's Violin Concerto No. 17 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer: Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano), David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic
13. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: George Szell
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
14. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: George Szell
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
15. Sonate pour violon et pinao no. 3 en ré mineur, Op. 108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano), David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888 ; Germany
16. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
17. Concerto pour violin no. 3 en sol majeur, K. 216: I. Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Austria
18. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
19. Sonate pour violon et piano en la majeur: IV. Allegretto poco mosso by César Franck
Performer: Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano), David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ;
20. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 23: II. Scherzando: Allegro molto - Poco più lento - Tempo I by Edouard Lalo
Performer: David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1874 ;
21. Sonate pour violon et piano en la majeur: I. Allegretto ben moderato by César Franck
Performer: Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano), David [Violin] Oistrakh (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ;
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