Imperial Oistrakh! | Warner 2564614443

Imperial Oistrakh!

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564614443

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 7th April 2015

Contents

Artists

David Oistrakh (violin, viola)
Lev Oborin (piano)
Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise
Philharmonia Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Cleveland Orchestra

Conductors

Andre Cluytens
Malcolm Sargent
Lovro von Matacic
David Oistrakh
George Szell
Alceo Galliera
Jean Martinon

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Triple Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, op.56
» III Rondo alla polacca
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
Violin Sonata no.9 in A major, op.47 'Kreutzer'
» II Andante con variazioni

Brahms, Johannes

Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102
» I Allegro
Violin Concerto in D major, op.77
Violin Sonata no.3 in D minor, op.108
» III Un poco presto e con sentimento

Bruch, Max

Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26
» III Finale: Allegro energico

Franck, Cesar

Violin Sonata in A major
» I Allegretto ben moderato
» IV Allegretto poco mosso

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21
» II Scherzando

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat major, K364
» I Allegro maestoso
» II Andante
Violin Concerto no.3 in G major, K216
» I Allegro
Violin Concerto no.4 in D major, K218
Violin Concerto no.5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'
» II Adagio

Schubert, Franz

Piano Trio no.1 in B flat major, op.99 D898
» IV Rondo: Allegro vivace - Presto

Wieniawski, Henryk

Legende in G minor, op.17

Artists

David Oistrakh (violin, viola)
Lev Oborin (piano)
Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise
Philharmonia Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Cleveland Orchestra

Conductors

Andre Cluytens
Malcolm Sargent
Lovro von Matacic
David Oistrakh
George Szell
Alceo Galliera
Jean Martinon

About

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. His recordings were global hits and remain milestones of the catalogue.

David Oistrakh is famed for the fullness of his tone, his unequalled sense of legato, a warm, powerful and deep sound, his incredible mastery of the bow, and an immediately recognizable sonority.

CD 1 is dedicated to Beethoven, with the wonderful version of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (complete) with André Cluytens, one of his best recordings, a moment of pure poetry; and excerpts from chamber music, another version of the Triple Concerto, with his legendary partner Lev Oborin and Knushevistky (they formed a celeb trio for a long time), and the final movement of the Bruch concerto.

CD 2 is dedicated to Mozart, with the (complete) Concerto No.4 in D major, and excerpts of the 3rd, 5th, and the Sinfonia concertante with his son Igor, all with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The wistful Légende by Wieniawski is closing the disc.

CD 3 is devoted to Brahms, and starts with the Violin Concerto (complete), where Oistrakh is accompanied by George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra: a really Great 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 (poor sound but great version), accompanied by his friend Vladimir Yampolsky.

Contents:
CD 1
[79.28]
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.61
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / André Cluytens
Recording: 1958, Salle Wagram, Paris

Violin Sonata No.9 'A Kreutzer' in A major, Op.47
- II. Andante con variazioni
- Variation
Lev Oborin (piano)
Recording: 1953, Paris

- Triple Concerto for violin, cello & piano in C major, Op.56: III. Rondo alla polacca
Lev Oborin (piano), Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Malcolm Sargent
Recording: 1958, Abbey Road, Studio No. 1, London

Franz Schubert
- Trio for piano, violin and cello No.1 in B flat major, D.898: IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace – Presto
Lev Oborin (piano), Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
Recording: 1958, Abbey Road, Studio No. 1, London

Max Bruch
- Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26: III. Finale: Allegro energico
London Symphony Orchestra / Lovro von Matačić
Recording: 1954, Abbey Road, Studio No. 1, London

CD 2 [78.40]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218
Berliner Philharmoniker / David Oistrakh
Recording: 1970, Zehlendorfer Gemeindehaus, Berlin

- Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216: I. Allegro
Berliner Philharmoniker / David Oistrakh
Recording: 1971, Zehlendorfer Gemeindehaus, Berlin

- Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219: II. Adagio
Berliner Philharmoniker / David Oistrakh
Recording: 1970, Zehlendorfer Gemeindehaus, Berlin

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Cello in E flat major, K.364
- I. Allegro maestoso 
- II. Andante
Igor Oistrakh (violin), David Oistrakh (viola)
Berliner Philharmoniker / David Oistrakh
Recording: 1972, Zehlendorfer Gemeindehaus, Berlin

Henryk Wieniawski
- Légende, Op.17
Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Recording: 1956, Abbey Road, Studio No.1, London

CD 3 [77.36]
Johannes Brahms
- Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell
Recording: 1969, Severance Hall, Cleveland

- Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108: III. Un poco presto e con sentiment
Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Recording: 1955, Salle Coloniale, Bruxelles

- Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op.102: I. Allegro
Pierre Fournier (cello), Philharmonia Orchestra / Alceo Galliera
Recording: 1956, Kingsway Hall, London

César Franck
Violin Sonata in A major
- I Allegretto ben moderato
- IV Allegretto poco mosso
Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Recording: 1954, Stockholm

Edouard Lalo
- Symphonie espagnole, Op.23: II. Scherzando: Allegro molto – Poco più lento – Tempo I
Philharmonia Orchestra / Jean Martinon
Recording: 1954, Abbey Road, Studio No.1, London

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