All David Oïstrakh articles

  • Oistrakh_Debussy
    Article

    David Oistrakh performs Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

    2019-09-30T10:00:00Z

    On the great violinist's birthday today, we share this video of him performing a transcription of Debussy's La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) with pianist Frida Bauer in 1972, displaying his lauded warmth of tone. Read The Strad's guide to David ...

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    Remembering the great violinist David Oistrakh

    2019-08-14T10:00:00Z

    Julian Haylock examines the technical poise, interpretative focus and musical humility that made the player a violinistic ideal

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    Fire and ice: the best recordings of the Sibelius violin concerto

    2017-12-07T17:33:00Z

    Originally published in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death, this critical appraisal by Richard S. Ginell looks for the recordings that do justice to one of the best-loved works in the repertoire  

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    'Tone virile and fine. Personality less striking' - Carl Flesch on David Oistrakh's playing

    2016-06-23T00:00:00Z

    Many of the greatest string players from the past 126 years received their first exposure in The Strad as a result of their success at international string competitions

  • Brahms-Oistrakh
    Review

    David Oistrakh Plays Johannes Brahms. Brahms: Violin Sonatas: no.1 in G major op.78, no.2 in A major op.100, no.3 in D minor op.108; ‘FAE’ Scherzo in C minor

    2016-04-29T00:00:00Z

    The Strad Issue: May 2016 Description: Frida Bauer brings the best out of Oistrakh in the Brahms sonatas Musicians: David Oistrakh (violin) Frida Bauer, Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Composer: Johannes Brahms That great Brahmsian David Oistrakh never systematically recorded the sonatas. We have nothing with his longtime sonata ...

  • David_Oistrakh_Debussy1
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    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Debussy's Clair de Lune

    2015-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Debussy's Clair de Lune with pianist Frida Bauer in Paris in 1962. Read: Remembering the great violinist David Oistrakh Watch: David Oistrakh performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto .

  • OistrakhRavel1
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    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Ravel's Tzigane

    2015-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Ravel's Tzigane with pianist Frida Bauer. For an entirely different interpretation, watch Patricia Kopatchinskaja perform the work.

  • Imperial-Oistrakh
    Review

    Impérial Oïstrakh! Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Franck, Lalo, Mozart, Schubert and Wieniawski

    2015-08-07T00:00:00Z

    The Strad Issue: August 2015 Description: Complete works and extracts help to illustrate Oistrakh’s greatness Musicians: David Oistrakh (violin) various artists Composer: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Franck, Lalo, Mozart, Schubert and Wieniawski This compilation seems designed for those Classic FM listeners who like ‘a bit of Mozart’. Four ...

  • OistrakhDebussy1
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    David Oistrakh performs Debussy's Violin Sonata

    2015-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Debussy's Violin Sonata with pianist Frida Bauer at the age of 64 in 1972 - just two years before his death in October 1974.

  • OistrakhBrahms1
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    David Oistrakh performs Brahms's Third Violin Sonata

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Violinist David Oistrakh and pianist Sviatoslav Richter perform Brahms's Third Violin Sonata. Watch Oistrakh perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto . Read about David Oistrakh and Joseph Szigeti’s ‘s influence on Prokofiev’s violin concertos and sonatas in The Strad’s March 2015 issue , out now. Subscribe ...

  • Oistrakh_Cadenza1
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    David Oistrakh performs Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no.1 cadenza

    2015-03-10T00:00:00Z

    David Oistrakh performs the cadenza to Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto. Watch David Oistrakh perform Bach’s Double Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin. Read about David Oistrakh and Joseph Szigeti’s ‘s influence on Prokofiev’s violin concertos and sonatas in The Strad’s March 2015 issue , out now. ...

  • DavidIgorOistrakh1
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    David and Igor Oistrakh perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

    2015-03-04T00:00:00Z

    David Oistrakh and his son Igor Oistrakh perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante viola and violin parts respectively with the Moscow Philharmonic conducted by Yehudi Menuhin. Watch David Oistrakh perform Bach's Double Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin. Read about David Oistrakh and Joseph Szigeti's 's influence on Prokofiev's violin concertos ...

  • OistrakhTchaik1
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    David Oistrakh performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

    2015-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Legendary violinist David Oistrakh gives a full-bodied performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Gennadi Roshdestwenski in 1963. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here . ...

  • BachDouble11
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    Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh perform the Bach Double

    2014-11-10T00:00:00Z

    Legendary violinists Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh perform Bach's Double Concerto. Subscribe  to The Strad or download  our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here .  

  • David oistrakh
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    David Oistrakh

    One of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century, David Oistrakh is often mentioned with the respect commanded by luminaries such as Jascha Heifetz. He was a key musical figure in the Soviet Union during World War II, premiering new concerti by Miaskovsky, Khachaturian and Prokofiev. After ...

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    Oistrakh plays Bartók's Violin Concerto no.1

    2013-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Béla Bartók's Violin Concerto no.1 received its world premiere on 30 May 1958 – 50 years after its composition in 1907–1908. David Oistrakh was an early champion of the concerto, and performs here with the Moscow Radio Orchestra under Gennady Rozhdestvensky. The recording was made on 24 December ...

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    Oistrakh plays Shostakovich

    2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

    On 3 May 1969, David Oistrakh gave the world premiere of Shostakovich's Violin Sonata op.134, in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. Here's a later recording of the work, with Oistrakh performing alongside pianist Sviatoslav Richter. 'He always knew the whole fabric of the ...

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    Blogs

    Editor's blog: is Stevie Wonder the new David Oistrakh?

    2008-09-30T00:00:00Z

    My ears are still ringing with the sound of Stevie Wonder’s voice at his London gig last night: that mighty, bronzed voice, with the depth and timbre of a fine French red wine, and a facility with runs and ornaments that the Mariah Careys and Christina Aguileras of ...