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David Oistrakh- Tchaikovsky Concerto

post #1 of 12
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For Tchaikovsky Concerti fans, what do you think of David Oistrakh's recording?

First movement, part 1
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fNCeYKfAOZI

First movement, part 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kc9gRZliW...elated&search=

Second movement
http://youtube.com/watch?v=IgrUb2IS9...elated&search=

Third movement
http://youtube.com/watch?v=77DgEqwRn...elated&search=

I think he plays the definitive Tchaikovsky Concerto... People on violinist.com also say hes one of the best... http://www.violinist.com/Discussion/...se.cfm?ID=4576

so, if you want to get a tchaikovsky recording, get oistrakh!
post #2 of 12
Let me have a look

EDIT:
It's very, very good. His playing is so solid. I really like his style a lot! That said, I have a slightly different interpretation of this piece, but what am I compared to the great Oistrakh?

Heifetz's interpretation is really funny. It's as though he just wants to get through it as fast is he can
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gwEbOoVIwak

EDIT2: Oistrakh has such amazing bow technique! It's so relaxed, yet so powerful!

EDIT3: Milstein's Tchaikovsky is also very good!
post #3 of 12
Oistrakh had great humanity, and it came through in his playing. One of the giants of the gramaphone.

Heifetz used to bother me a lot with his zippy speeds, but as I've acquainted myself more with the HIP style, his approach sounds more modern than many of the other "golden age" violinists.
post #4 of 12
Oistrakh/Ormandy/Philadelphia on an old Columbia (now Sony) recording has been my yardstick for all recordings of the Tchaikovsky for over 40 years. Still is my absolute favorite -- cuts and all.
post #5 of 12
I'm so much more impressed by his left hand than his right hand. His left hand never moves a mm more than it needs to to get to any position or note.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by mbhaub View Post
Oistrakh/Ormandy/Philadelphia on an old Columbia (now Sony) recording has been my yardstick for all recordings of the Tchaikovsky for over 40 years. Still is my absolute favorite -- cuts and all.
yup, I like that recording better than the video...
post #7 of 12
Yes, Oistrakh was great. I have recently heard Nathan Milstein play some of the violin concertos and I just discovered he was a great player too. Very delicate, not so fast and energic, but VERY good. I like him.
post #8 of 12
For those who don't mind Mono, coupled with non-historical baroque, I love DG Originals "David Oistrakh set. It includes the Brahms concerto, the Tchaikovsky, three Bach concertos (with son Igor in the "Double"), with the Beethoven romances thrown in. For about 21-23 dollars, this is a unique introduction to David Oistrakh. although the Mono sound and aging Bach style may scare some away.
post #9 of 12
Anyone heard Francescatti's rendition of the Tchaikovsky? IMO, one of the greats.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tyson View Post
Anyone heard Francescatti's rendition of the Tchaikovsky? IMO, one of the greats.
Yes, I have the LP. Excellent.
post #11 of 12

Sorry for necroing this thread. Didn't feel like creating a new one.

 

Ive recently obtained oistrakh's tchaikovsky, and while his interpretation has become my favorite so far, the bad recording is getting on my nerves

Any other recordings like oistrakh's but with better sound quality?

 

Ive read that many people like heifetz's, but as much as i love his mendelssohn, i cannot stand that kind of speed in tchaikovsky... yet i suppose

post #12 of 12

Reviving an old thread again ...

 

I listened to this one for the first time and I was so fascinated by the playing that I didn't bother at all to pay attention to the sound - as there was nothing obviously distracting like strong tape hiss.

Splendind !

Melodya '48 recording with Kirill Kondrashin and USSR S.O.

David Oistrakh, Violin 

 

Edit:

After listening again, I have to give a fair warning about this release.

There is a passage in the 4th movement that sounds like a hand cranked gramophon, very odd as the rest of it is astoundingly good. I guess some repaired tape section.


Edited by icebear - 11/29/14 at 5:13am
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