Oistrakh, David

Imperial Oïstrakh!

3CD
30 Mar 2015

Barcode: 0825646144433

Other participants: André Cluytens, George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Fournier, Vladimir Yampolsky

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.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op. 61 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro ma non troppo (cadence F. Kreisler)  - David Oistrakh/Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/André Cluytens 
02 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op. 61 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Larghetto  - David Oistrakh/Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/André Cluytens 
03 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op. 61 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo: Allegro (cadence F. Kreisler)  - David Oistrakh/Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/André Cluytens 
04 Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 'Kreutzer': Andante con variazoni  - David Oistrakh/Lev Oborin 
05 Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 'Kreutzer': Variation 1  - David Oistrakh/Lev Oborin 
06 Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op. 56 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo all polacca  - David Oistrakh/Sviatoslav Knushevitsky/Lev Oborin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
07 Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major D898 (1996 Digital Remaster): IV. Rondo (Allegro vivace - Presto)  - David Oistrakh/Sviatoslav Knushevitsky/Lev Oborin 
08 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26 (2006 - Remaster): III. Finale (Allegro energico)  - David Oistrakh/London Symphony Orchestra/Lovro von Matacic 
Disc 2 
01 Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 (cadenzas by Ferdinand David): I. Allegro  - David Oistrakh/Berliner Philharmoniker 
02 Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 (cadenzas by Ferdinand David): II. Andante cantabile  - David Oistrakh/Berliner Philharmoniker 
03 Violin Concerto No. 4 in D K218 (cadenzas by Ferdinand David): III. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)  - David Oistrakh/Berliner Philharmoniker 
04 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216: I. Allegro  - David Oistrakh 
05 Violin Concerto No. 5 in A 'Turkish' K219 (cadenzas by Joseph Joachim): II. Adagio  - David Oistrakh/Berliner Philharmoniker 
06 Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364/K320d (1985 Digital Remaster): Allegro maestoso  - Igor Oistrakh/David Oistrakh/Berliner Philharmoniker 
07 Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364/K320d (1985 Digital Remaster): Andante  - Igor Oistrakh/David Oistrakh/Berliner Philharmoniker 
08 Légende Op. 17  - David Oistrakh/Vladimir Yampolsky 
Disc 3 
01 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op. 77 (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non troppo (cadenza: J. Joachim)  - David Oistrakh/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
02 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op. 77 (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio  - David Oistrakh/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
03 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op. 77 (2003 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace  - David Oistrakh/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
04 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 (2003 - Remaster): III. Un poco presto e con sentimento  - David Oistrakh/Vladimir Yampolsky 
05 Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102, "Double Concerto": I. Allegro  - David Oistrakh/Pierre Fournier/Philharmonia Orchestra/Alceo Galliera 
06 Violin Sonata in A major (2008 - Remaster): Allegretto ben moderato  - David Oistrakh/Vladimir Yampolsky 
07 Violin Sonata in A major (2008 - Remaster): Allegretto pcoc mosso  - David Oistrakh/Vladimir Yampolsky 
08 Lalo : Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 : II. Scherzando  - Jean Martinon 


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