The Complete EMI Recordings

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
While only the faithful are likely to try this 17-disc set of violinist David Oistrakh's complete recordings for EMI, they will no doubt fall all over themselves in their rush to get it. How could they not? It contains all the recordings the great Soviet violinist made for EMI: his 1958 and 1969 recordings of Beethoven's "Triple Concerto," his 1954 and 1958 recordings of the same composer's violin concerto, his 1956 and 1969 recordings of Brahms' "Double Concerto," his 1960 and 1969 recordings of the same composer's violin concerto plus recordings of concertos and sonatas by composers running the gamut from Mozart to Shostakovich. In each and every performance, Oistrakh ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
While only the faithful are likely to try this 17-disc set of violinist David Oistrakh's complete recordings for EMI, they will no doubt fall all over themselves in their rush to get it. How could they not? It contains all the recordings the great Soviet violinist made for EMI: his 1958 and 1969 recordings of Beethoven's "Triple Concerto," his 1954 and 1958 recordings of the same composer's violin concerto, his 1956 and 1969 recordings of Brahms' "Double Concerto," his 1960 and 1969 recordings of the same composer's violin concerto plus recordings of concertos and sonatas by composers running the gamut from Mozart to Shostakovich. In each and every performance, Oistrakh demonstrates not only his impeccable technique but his warm tone and above all his irreproachable interpretations. No matter what the style or content of the work, Oistrakh understands every one from the inside out. There is tart sweetness in his Schubert, chaste passion in his Franck, cold fire in his Sibelius, insouciant sparkle in his Lalo, tempered strength in his Beethoven, aching lyricism in his Prokofiev, and reserved rapture in his Brahms. While EMI's sound ranges from merely functional monaural live recordings to opulent stereo studio recordings, the quality of the performances is consistently outstanding. Listeners deeply interested in twentieth century violinists in general and in Oistrakh in particular will surely want to at least sample this box set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099921471223
  • Catalog Number: 14712
  • Sales rank: 49,165

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra in C major ("Triple Concerto"), Op. 56 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Svyatoslav Knushevitsky (34:53)
  2. 2 Piano Trio in B flat major ("Archduke"), Op. 97 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Svyatoslav Knushevitsky (35:35)
  3. 3 Concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra in C major ("Triple Concerto"), Op. 56 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (36:38)
  4. 4 Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102 - George Szell & Johannes Brahms (33:28)
  5. 5 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Sixten Ehrling (44:02)
  6. 6 Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 - Sixten Ehrling & Jean Sibelius (30:44)
  7. 7 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Fritz Kreisler (45:41)
  8. 8 Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Lev Oborin (33:33)
  9. 9 Sonata for violin & piano No. 32 in B flat major, K. 454 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & David Oistrakh (21:48)
  10. 10 Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12/3 - Ludwig van Beethoven & David Oistrakh (19:37)
  11. 11 Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 - Johannes Brahms & David Oistrakh (24:08)
  12. 12 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 - Otto Klemperer & Johannes Brahms (41:00)
  13. 13 Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102 - Pierre Fournier & Johannes Brahms (32:59)
  14. 14 Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (25:24)
  15. 15 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 - George Szell & Johannes Brahms (40:46)
  16. 16 Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 - Lovro von Matacic & Sergey Prokofiev (21:25)
  17. 17 Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 - Sergey Prokofiev & Alceo Galliera (27:52)
  18. 18 Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94 bis - Sergey Prokofiev & David Oistrakh (23:32)
  19. 19 Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (22:43)
  20. 20 Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (21:05)
  21. 21 Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (31:33)
  22. 22 Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (25:28)
  23. 23 Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (30:42)
  24. 24 Adagio for violin & orchestra in E major, K. 261 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (8:18)
  25. 25 Rondo for violin & orchestra in B flat major, K. 269 (K. 261a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (6:39)
  26. 26 Rondo for violin & orchestra in C major, K. 373 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (6:13)
  27. 27 Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & David Oistrakh (24:04)
  28. 28 Concertone for 2 violins, oboe, cello & orchestra in C major, K. 190 (K. 186E) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (28:56)
  29. 29 Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op. 21 - Jean Martinon & Edouard Lalo (35:30)
  30. 30 Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26 - Lovro von Matacic & Max Bruch (24:33)
  31. 31 Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99) - Dmitry Shostakovich & New Philharmonia Orchestra (35:54)
  32. 32 Violin Concerto in D minor (also arranged for violin & piano) - Aram Khachaturian & Aram Khachaturian (35:36)
  33. 33 Suite de concert, for violin & orchestra, Op. 28 - Sergei Taneyev & Nicolai Malko (42:40)
  34. 34 Sonata for violin & piano in A major, M. 8 - César Franck & David Oistrakh (28:40)
  35. 35 Violin Sonata, for piano & violin in D minor, Op. 9, M9 - Karol Szymanowski & David Oistrakh (21:55)
  36. 36 Love Song for piano, Op. 7/1 - Josef Suk & David Oistrakh (6:08)
  37. 37 Hungarian Dances (3) (Kállai kettos), for violin & piano (Kodály authorized arrangement by Fejgin) - Zoltán Kodály & David Oistrakh (4:18)
  38. 38 Légende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17 - Henryk Wieniawski & David Oistrakh (7:27)
  39. 39 Mazurka for violin & piano in G major, Op. 26 - Aleksander Zarzycki & David Oistrakh (4:46)
  40. 40 Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & David Oistrakh (4:40)
  41. 41 Suite Populaire Espagnole, for violin & piano (arr. from "Popular Spanish Songs" by Kochanski): Jota - Manuel de Falla & David Oistrakh (2:59)
  42. 42 Valse-scherzo, for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano) in C major, Op. 34 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & David Oistrakh (5:28)
  43. 43 Extase, for violin & piano, Op. 21 - Eugène Ysaÿe & David Oistrakh (9:51)
  44. 44 Piano Trio in B flat major, D. 898 (Op. 99) - Franz Schubert & Svyatoslav Knushevitsky (36:51)
  45. 45 Sonata for violin & piano in G minor, Op. 1 - Karen Khachaturian & David Oistrakh (19:20)
  46. 46 Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, B. g5 ("The Devil's Trill") - Giuseppe Tartini & David Oistrakh (13:46)
  47. 47 Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon & strings in F major, D. 803 (Op. posth. 166) - Franz Schubert & Pyotr Bondarenko (59:57)
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David Oistrakh Primary Artist
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