The David Oistrakh Edition: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon,
Decca, Philips & Westminster.
To celebrate the legendary David Oistrakh, for many, one of the greatest violinists ever, Deutsche Grammophon presents a 22-CD box set which brings together for the first time all his recordings for DG, Decca, Philips & Westminster/Melodiya.
Oistrakh held all aspects of violin artistry in perfect balance and made even the most challenging of pieces seem effortless. For many the ideal violinist, he combined fingers of steel with a heart of gold.
When asked who contemporary violinists revere the most among legendary violin players, they came up with one answer: David Oistrakh.
Anne-Sophie Mutter: ...the warmth of the sound, the incredible humanity with which he played and the modesty of him as a performer
Daniel Hope: ...[he had] total command of the instrument
Nicola Benedetti: ...every note is taken care of 100 percent.
Julia Fischer: He had the most perfect articulation and ... was never, not in one phrase, on stage to show off, but only to be a servant to music and the composer.
Oistrakhs complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Philips, plus the Westminster/Melodiya recordings.
First CD release of Bach Sonatas BWV 1014-1019
3 CDs newly remastered for this edition now released on DG for the first time (CDs 12-14 Westminster)
Complete Beethoven Sonatas
As a bonus, Oistrakh can be heard conducting the Violin Concerto by Max Bruch with his son Igor, playing the violin part
22-CD lift-off lid box
72-page BOOKLET with rare photographs and a timeline.
New liner notes Master of all: David Oistrakh with a detailed analysis of Oistrakhs technique by Oistrakh expert Julian Haylock (in English/German/French).
When Oistrakh died a personal recollection of Oistrakh as a teacher and of his passing by pupil Gidon Kremer, violinist.