Classic Archive 090 - David Oistrakh 2
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.
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)