Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & Suite from Alone / Oistrakh

Release Date: 5/2/2017
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: MOB413377
Performer: David Oistrakh
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Soaring spontaneity and deeply perceptive intelligence attend Oistrakh's readings of the Shostakovich concertos – added to which is my growing certainty that this version of the No. 1 (accompanied by the great Mravinsky) is his finest. It was with Mravinsky and the Leningrad that Oistrakh (as dedicatee) gave the first performance. Oistrakh plays as impeccably as ever, and the Leningrad Philharmonic gives admirably vital support” (Op.126) Ttaken as a whole, this is a most rewarding work and gets a most eloquence performance from Oistrakh who plays with his familiar virtuosity and sweetness of tone.

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Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
2. 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
3. Alone, Op. 26: Suite by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930-1931 ; USSR
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