Igor Oistrakh - Milestones of a Legend (10CD)

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Igor Oistrakh

"You cannot be too cautious when choosing your father, otherwise you'll have his big name mentioned to you almost daily as a junior," joked German newspaper DIE WELT in a tribute to violinist Igor Oistrakh. Although he was certainly influenced musically by his legendary father David Oistrakh early on, Igor developed his own handwriting as a young musician - as brilliant as he was passionate and virtuoso. The cultural functionaries of the Soviet Union allowed the young musician to appear in western countries even before his father enjoyed this privilege. Thus young Oistrakh - who was already enthusiastically celebrated in the eastern bloc countries – started a remarkable international career in the 1950s. This box-set with 12 original albums from the years 1954 to 1962 (+ bonus material) contains important recordings of his concert repertoire from his best years with works by Bartok, Khatchaturian, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Rakov, Bruch, Mendelssohn and others. It not only shows a highly interesting soloist and chamber musician, but also honors this unique "stroke of luck in the history of violin playing", the duo David and Igor Oistrakh which was celebrated for a quarter-century, with some of their famous recordings. Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 is included here as are Vivaldi's Double Concerto, Wieniawski's Caprices, Sonatas by Benda and Bach. For direct comparison, check out the the two Beethoven romances on offer here, recorded by the father in 1961 and five years earlier by the son. Franz Konwitschny, Eugene Goossens, Gennady Rhozhdestvensky, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin and many more are also featured on these recordings.

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Tracklisting:

  • Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Eugene Goossens
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Handel: Trio Sonata, HWV 390a in G minor, Op. 2 No. 5
    David Oistrakh (violin), Wladimir Yampolsky (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Bach, J S: Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
    Staatskapelle Berlin
    Franz Konwitschny
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Sarasate: Navarra, Op. 33
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Franz Konwitschny
    David Oistrakh (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Wieniawski: Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 2 in E flat major
    David Oistrakh (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Wieniawski: Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 5 in E major
    David Oistrakh (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Wieniawski: Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 4 in A minor
    David Oistrakh (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
    Pro Arte Orchestra
    Wilhelm Schüchter
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Saint-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
    Pro Arte Orchestra
    Wilhelm Schüchter
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
    Pro Arte Orchestra
    Wilhelm Schüchter
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Bach, J S: Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Vitali, T: Chaconne in G minor
    Abram Makarov (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner' - Rondo
    Abram Makarov (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Bach, J S: Trio Sonata in C major, BWV1037
    David Oistrakh (violin), Hans Pischner (harpsichord), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Bach, J S: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Franz Konwitschny
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Franz Konwitschny
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Beethoven: Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Franz Konwitschny
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eugene Goosens
    David Oistrach (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Beethoven: Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eugene Goosens
    David Oistrach (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Rakov: Violin Concerto No. 1
    State Radio Orchestra of the USSR
    Nikolai Rakov
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Scriabin: Prelude, Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor
    Inna Kollegorskaya (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Khachaturian: Chanson-poème in E minor
    Inna Kollegorskaya (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Rakov: Poème in E minor
    Inna Kollegorskaya (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Kreisler: Grave in the Style of W.F. Bach
    Inna Kollegorskaya (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner' - Rondo
    Inna Kollegorskaya (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Benda, G: Trio sonata for two violins and piano
    David Oistrakh (violin), Wladimir Yampolsky (piano), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    David Oistrakh
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112
    Moscow State Philharmonic Society
    Gennady Rhozhdestvensky
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto, Op. 3 No. 8 'Con due Violini obligati', RV 522
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    David Oistrakh (violin), Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Franz Konwitschny
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)
  • Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Franz Konwitschny
    Igor Oistrakh (violin)