Firma Melodiya presents one of David Oistrakh's best recordings - Brahms' violin concerto. It was recorded in 1952 with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra led by the remarkable conductor and Oistrakh's friend Kirill Kondrashin.
"The world had one of the greatest violinists in the person of David Oistrakh," wrote the prominent conductor Eugene Ormandy. The other fellow musicians - violinists, pianists, composers and conductors - spoke about Oistrakh with as much admiration. According to Dmitri Shostakovich, Oistrakh "has made up a whole era of Soviet performing art".
Sound engineer: A. Grossman
Recorded in 1952
Remastered by M. Pilipov
Pressed in Germany
David Oistrakh, violin
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Kondrashin, conductor
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
1. I. Allegro non troppo
1. II. Adagio
2. III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Total playing time: 38.03