Oistrakh Anniversary

Today marks the 109th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Russian violinist, David Oistrakh (30 September 190824 October 1974).

For many, Oistrakh remains the violinistic ideal. His winning combination of tonal sumptuousness, clear interpretative focus, musical humility and effortless technical poise across a broad repertoire remains unmatched to this day.
The Strad

At iClassical we are celebrating the anniversary by  listening to a recording of Oistrakh playing the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 by Tchaikovsky with the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Franz Konwitschny.

The above performance is now available as part of a download, newly remastered at 24-bit/96kHz from the original tapes, from Presto Classical. This download also includes violin concerti by Brahms and Bach, in addition to Beethoven’s Romances for Violin.