Synopsis by Kathryn Tamms
A world-renowned legend of this century, violinist David Oistrakh (1908-1974) was known in his native Soviet Union as "King David." Born in Odessa, he was one of the only Jewish violin prodigies to remain in the U.S.S.R. Oistrakh began his solo career at age 20, specializing in works of the late-Classical and Romantic periods. This program featuring the master from Odessa includes excerpts from such works as Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, Prokofiev's F-Minor Sonata, violin concertos of Shostakovich and Sibelius, and a Schumann piece accompanied by piano.
virtuoso, classical-music, highlights, Russian [nationality], violinist