Synopsis by Sarah Block
Each presentation in the Classic Archive collection from EMI Classics features select performances from legendary classical music artists. Culled from the BBC (UK) and INF (France) archives of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, the selections are taken from various music festivals, recitals, and recording studio sessions. The original footage is carefully restored and compiled by music historians in order to present an overview of each artist's representative work. This installment features Russian violinist David Oistrakh, violinist/conductor Yehudi Menuhin and Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and a handful of their joint performances. Works by Bach (1958 and 1962), Mozart (1963), and Brahms (1965) are included.
classical-music, archival-footage, cello, concert-footage, highlights, violinist