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Historic Russian Archives: David Oistrakh - Chamber Music Edition

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, K 306 (300l)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) on "La bergere Celimene," for violin & piano in G major, K. 359 (K. 374a)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for violin & piano no 3, H. 303
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for violin & piano in E flat major, Op. 11/1
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
>Hummel, Johann Nepomuk : Trio for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 22
>Janácek, Leos : Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
>Vladigerov, Pancho : Bulgarian Suite, Op. 21/1
>Vladigerov, Pancho : Bulgarian paraphrases for violin & piano, Op. 18
>Debussy, Claude : Passepied, for piano (Suite Bergamasque no 4), L. 75/4
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Kodaly, Zoltan [Composer] : Verbunk (Recruiting Song), for high voice & piano (Hungarian Folk Music no 36)
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suenos (Reves), for piano, Op. 201, B. 40
>Kreisler, Fritz : Danse Espagnol
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis
>Heifetz, Jascha : March, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges")
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Prelude for violin in E minor
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Etude-caprice for 2 violins in E flat major, Op. 18/2
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for 2 violins in C major, Op. 56
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D major, Op. 25
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
>Suk, Josef : Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17
>Medtner, Nikolai : Nocturnes (3) for violin & piano, Op. 16
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Poeme elegiaque, Op. 12
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Legende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17
>Zarzycki, Aleksander : Mazurka for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 26
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C major (by J. G. Goldberg, not JSB), BWV 1037
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 1 no 4 "Devil's Trill"
>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Ciaccona for recorder & continuo in G minor
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in D major, Op. 9/3
>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Capriccio prova del'intonatione in D major, from Op. 6
>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. 159
>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 13
>Dvorak, Antonin : Mazurek for violin & piano in E minor, B. 89 (Op.49)
>Smetana, Bedrich : Andantino for violin & piano in G minor (Z domoviny no 2), JB 1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Souvenir d'un lieu cher
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 34
>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in B minor, Op. 15
>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in D major, "Poema," Op. 20
>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Elegy for violin & piano in D minor, Op. 26
>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for violin & piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30/1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 23
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
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Notes & Reviews:

The reissue of this unique collection of chamber music masterpieces, ranging from Baroque to 20-century, played by the legendary David Oistrakh, with his luminous, sonorous and deeply moving tone.

Partners include Sviatoslav Richter, Lev Oborin, Alexander Goldenweiser and Vladimir Yampolski. With his supreme technique, enormous precision in rhythm as well as extensive variety in sound, David Oistrakh is one of the most celebrated violinists of the 20th century.

This 10-CD release details some of his best chamber music recordings and is filled to the brim with first-rate performances. The compilation effectively documents the development of violin music, simultaneously revealing Oistrakh's mastering of an extensive repertoire.

Beginning with J.S. Bach, who was one of the first composers to write for the instrument independently and whose works are given an overtly romantic appraisal by the Russian maestro, it also traverses a series of Classical compositions - including Mozart's Sonata No.3 K306 and Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata Op.47. Most of the collection's space, however, is taken up by a large assortment of 19th- and 20th-century music; this is undoubtedly where Oistrakh's heart lies, and the violinist shows a strong commitment to pieces from his native country.

What is particularly evident from this release is that no matter how big or small, famous or little-known, each work is treated as a masterpiece. With largely forgotten names such as Catoire and Vladigerov sitting alongside some of the greatest composers in musical history, the compilation represents a musical feast that is not to be passed up.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, K 306 (300l)
  • Performers: Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano); David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) on "La bergère Célimene," for violin & piano in G major, K. 359 (K. 374a)
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for violin & piano no 3, H. 303
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 11/1944-12/1944

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for violin & piano in E flat major, Op. 11/1
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Svyatoslav Knushevitsky (Cello); Lev Oborin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Hummel, Johann Nepomuk : Trio for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 22
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Svyatoslav Knushevitsky (Cello); Lev Oborin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/03/1799

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Vladigerov, Pancho : Bulgarian Suite, Op. 21/1 :: Song
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Abram Makarov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Vladigerov, Pancho : Bulgarian paraphrases for violin & piano, Op. 18
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Abram Makarov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Debussy, Claude : Passepied, for piano (Suite Bergamasque no 4), L. 75/4
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Zoltán Kodály (Composer) (1882 - 1967) : Verbunk (Recruiting Song), for high voice & piano (Hungarian Folk Music no 36)
  • Performers: Frida Bauer (Piano); David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924-1932

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Sueños (Rêves), for piano, Op. 201, B. 40 :: 3. Chant d'amour
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1891

>Kreisler, Fritz : Danse Espagnol
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Igor Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1889

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Lev Oborin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1938-1946

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1925

>Heifetz, Jascha : March, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges")
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1937

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella :: Winter Fairy
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940-1944

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1944

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Prelude for violin in E minor
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?10/1915

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Etude-caprice for 2 violins in E flat major, Op. 18/2
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Igor Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for 2 violins in C major, Op. 56
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Igor Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1932

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D major, Op. 25
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Mikhail Terian (Viola)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Inna Kollegorskaya (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1915.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Suk, Josef : Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17 :: 3. Un Poco Triste
  • Performers: Abram Makarov (Piano); David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Suk, Josef : Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17 :: 4. Burleska
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Abram Makarov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Medtner, Nikolai : Nocturnes (3) for violin & piano, Op. 16 :: Nocturno no 1 in D minor
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904-1908

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Poème élégiaque, Op. 12
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892-1893

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Légende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Zarzycki, Aleksander : Mazurka for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 26
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C major (by J. G. Goldberg, not JSB), BWV 1037
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Igor Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1757

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Lev Oborin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 1 no 4 "Devil's Trill"
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1740

>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Ciaccona for recorder & continuo in G minor
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in D major, Op. 9/3
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Capriccio prova del'intonatione in D major, from Op. 6
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Frida Bauer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. 159
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 13
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Mazurek for violin & piano in E minor, B. 89 (Op.49)
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 02/1879

>Smetana, Bedrich : Andantino for violin & piano in G minor (Z domoviny no 2), JB 1 :: 118/2
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Souvenir d'un lieu cher :: Meditation
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 34
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in B minor, Op. 15
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in D major, "Poema," Op. 20
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Elegy for violin & piano in D minor, Op. 26
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Vladimir Yampolsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for violin & piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30/1
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1801-02.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801-1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 23
  • Performers: David Oistrakh (Violin); Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1800.
  • Running Time: 20 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
  • Performers: Frida Bauer (Piano); David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803