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Classic Archive 090 - David Oistrakh 2

David Oistrakh violin
Moskow Philharmonic Orchester
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

The audio-visual legacy of David Oistrakh is huge and with the unearthing of each recording we rediscover a violinist of prodigious and extraordinary talent. In this episode Oistrakh was filmed in the 1960s, in Russia, three times accompanied by the conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. First a landmark concerto by Brahms in which King David is astounding, then a poetic Romance by Beethoven and finally Locatelli’s Labyrinth, in an orchestration Rozhdestvensky wrote especially for Oistrakh, as a birthday present.

Repertoire

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77; Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40; Pietro Locatelli: Cappriccio in D Major, Op. 3 No. 23 “'Il Labirinto Armonico” (The Harmonic Labyrinth)

Facts

Prog. No.
7489
Music genre
Classic Archive
Length
53 mins
Director
Pierre-Olivier Bardet
Producers
Idéale Audience
Production year
2005
Format
SD