David Oistrakh plays the Spring Sonata, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Prokofiev
Lev Oborin (piano) - Frida Bauer (piano)

Exceptional archives footages of David Oistrakh with Lev Oborin and Frida Bauer.

Born in Odessa in 1908, David Oistrakh was one of the greatest violinist of the 20th century. He started to work on the violin with Piotr Stolyarski, who also taught Nathan Milstein and later Oistrakh’s own son Igor. From his first recital, at sixteen in Odessa, a rumour spreads throughout the USSR and beyond its borders in spite of their being sealed shut that there is a violinist who plays like no one else, whose name is David Oistrakh… In 1937, he wins the First Prize at the Eugène Ysaÿe competition in Belgium, which opens many doors for him. Then begins a splendid career which is confined, however, to the USSR for a long time: taken hostage, he will be authorised to travel abroad only after the death of Stalin.

David Oistrakh violin
Lev Oborin piano
Frida Bauer piano

Movie director : Philippe Truffault
Collection : Classic Archive
Playlists : Russian music, The Great Violinists
Music genre : Recitals and chamber music
Musical form : Sonata

Duration : 51 min
Location : Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain)
Recording date : 1962, 1965
Production date : 2000
Production : © Ideale Audience / Img Artistes