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David Oistrakh - his art and playing -
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Late in his carreer, after the second world war, David Oistrach was given permission to travel outside of the Sovietunion, where he was already "the" famous violinist. When Yehudi Menuhin travelled to Moscow in 1945, Oistrach and Menuhin met for the first time; this was the beginning of a friendship, lasting over the borders and over many years. From this point of time, David Oistrach became one of the world most outstanding performers of the 20th century.  
Remarkeable Recordings by David Oistrakh
Composer
Work
Interpretes
Sound-carrier
Order-Code
Remarks
Bach
Konzert BWV 1041
Wiener Symphoniker / D. Oistrach
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Bach
Konzert für 2 Violinen und Streicher BWV 1043
David und Igor Oistrach / Royal Philharmonic Orch. / Eugene Goossens
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Bach
Konzert BWV 1042
Wiener Symphoniker / D. Oistrach
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Bach:
Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo
BWV 1014 - 1019
David Oistrach
Hans Pischner
LP
ETERNA 825798-799
One of the rare recordings of the difficult sonatas. The sound of this disc, recorded in Eastern Germany is somewhat dry
Bartok
Violinkonzert Nr. 1
Rundfunk-Orch. der UdSSR / G. Roshdestwenski
LP
Melodia/Eurodisc
74493KK
Beethoven
Romanze op. 40
Royal Philharmonic Orch. / Eugene Goossens
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Beethoven
Sonate op. 12/1
V. Yampolsky
CD
Supraphon
11 0582-2901
Recorded at the "Spring Festival of Prague" 1954
Beethoven
Romanze op.40
V. Yampolsky
CD
Supraphon
11 0582-2901
Recorded at the "Spring Festival of Prague" 1954
Beethoven
Romanze op. 50
Royal Philharmonic Orch. / Eugene Goossens
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Beethoven
Konzert op. 61
Rundfunk-Symph. Orch der UdSSR / A. Gauk
CD
Melodia
GD 69055
Beethoven
Violinkonzert op. 61
Orchester der
UdSSR / A. Gauk
CD
Dante Productions
LYS 331-334
Recorded in Moskau 1948-1949
Beethoven
Romanze op. 50
V. Yampolsky
CD
Supraphon
11 0582-2901
Recorded at the "Spring Festival of Prague" 1954
Brahms
Konzert op. 77
Staatskapelle Dresden / F. Konwitschny
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Chausson
Poeme
Staatl Orch. der UdSSR / K. Kondrashin
LP
Westminster
XWN 18177
Recording published 1956;

Debussy
Sonate in g
Frida Bauer
CD
Philips
420 7772
Dvorak
Konzert op. 53
Philh. Orch. Moskau / K. Kondrashin
LP
Musidisk
RC 868
Franck
Violinsonate
L. Oborin
LP
russisch
GOST 5289-56
Glasunov
Mazurka-Oberek
Staatl. Orch. der UdSSR / Gavril Yudin
Westminster
XWN 18177
Glasunov
Konzert op. 82
Staatl. Orch. der UdSSR / Kyril Kondraschin
CD
LYS 331 - 334
Hindemith
Violinkonzert
Rundfunk-Orch. der UdSSR / G. Roshdestwenski
LP
Melodia/Eurodisc
74493KK
Kabalevski
Violinkonzert op. 48
Staatl. Orch. der UdSSR / D. Kabalevsky
Westminster
XWN 18177
This is the most authentic recording which was ever made
Katchaturian
Konzert in D
Staatl. Orch. der UdSSR / Kyril Kondraschin
CD
LYS 331 - 334
Recorded: 1946
Katschaturian Karen
Violinsonate op. 1
Vladimir Yampolsky, Kl.
CD
TESTAMENT
SBT 1113
Lalo
Symphonie Espagnol
Staatl. Orch. der UdSSR / Kyril Kondraschin
CD
LYS 331 - 334
Recorded: 1948
Mendelssohn
Konzert op. 64
Staatl. Orch. der UdSSR / Kyril Kondraschin
CD
LYS 331 - 334
Recorded: 1948 - 1949
Miaskovsky
Konzert op. 44
Orchester der
UdSSR / A. Gauk
CD
LYS 331 - 334
Mozart
Sonate KV 379
Paul Badura-Skoda
LP
Melodia
33C10-06477-8
Mozart
Variationen KV 360
Paul Badura-Skoda
LP
Melodia
33C10-06477-8
Mozart
Symphonia Concertante KV 364
Berliner Philharmoniker Igor Oistrach/ D. Oistrach Viola, Dirigent
LP
EMI 2C 069-02491
Mozart
Violinkonzert KV 219
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / F. Konwitschny
LP
Deutsche Grammophon
LPE 17159
Mozart
Violinkonzert KV 219
Berliner Philharmoniker / D. Oistrach
LP
EMI 2C 069-02491
Mozart
Variationen KV 359
Paul Badura-Skoda
LP
Melodia
33C10-06477-8
Mozart
Violinkonzert
KV 216
Tschechische Philharmonie / Karel Ancerl
CD
Supraphon
11 0582-2901
Recorded at the "Spring Festival of Prague" 1954
Prokofieff
Sonaten Nr. 1 und 2
Vladimir Yampolsky
LP
BRUNO
BR 14006
The rare recording of the first sonata. D. Oistrach plays with in-compareable sound, esp. in the second movement. Nobady could do any better.
Prokofieff
5 Melodien op. 35
Frida Bauer
CD
Philips
420 7772
Ravel
Sonate in G
Frida Bauer
CD
Philips
420 7772
Ravel
Tzigane
Westminster
XWN 18177
Ravel Tzigane,Oistrach: extraordinary performance
Rimsky-Korsakoff
Scheherazade
Orch. des Bolshoi Theaters / Nikolai Golovanoff
CD
LYS 331 - 334
Recorded: 1947
Schostakowitsch
Konzert op. 99
Leningrad Symph. Orch. / Mrawinski
LP
russisch
GOST 5289-56
Szymanowski
Violinsonate op. 9
Vladimir Yampolsky
CD
TESTAMENT
SBT 1113
Tartini
Teufelstriller Sonate
Vl. Yampolsky
Schellack
russisch
D508
Tschaikowsky
Violinkonzert op. 35
Orchester der UdSSR / A. Gauk
CD
LYS 331-334
Recorded in Moskau 1938
Tschaikowsky
Konzert op. 35
Staatskapelle Dresden / F. Konwitschny
CD
Deutsche Grammophon
447 427-2
Ysaye
Sonate op. 27/3 "Ballade"
Frida Bauer
CD
Philips
420 7772