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MENDELSSOHN / MOZART / BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos (Oistrakh, Ormandy) (1955)


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MENDELSSOHN / MOZART / BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos (Oistrakh, Ormandy) (1955)

This edition of the first American recordings by the great Ukrainian violinist, David Oistrakh, takes us back to a golden age. Made in one astonishingly long burst of creativity on Christmas Eve 1955, they demonstrate a legendary violinist at his absolute peak, recorded in better sound than he could have expected in his own country and sympathetically supported by a great orchestra and conductor. Oistrakh brought to his interpretations of the classics a big, beautiful tone, a sturdy sense of rhythm and a feeling of latent power, which frequently imparted a creative tension to many of his performances, as can be sensed in the Mendelssohn E minor Concerto here, the second of his two official recordings of this masterpiece. This fine Philadelphia recording of the Bach E major Concerto was the first of three that he made in the studio, while the Mozart was the first and better of his two commercial recordings.

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
1.   I. Allegro 00:08:01
2.   II. Adagio 00:06:48
3.   III. Allegro assai 00:02:50

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
4.   I. Allegro 00:09:25
5.   II. Andante cantabile 00:08:06
6.   III. Rondo: Andante grazioso 00:07:41

Mendelssohn, Felix

  Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
7.   I. Allegro molto appassionato 00:12:52
8.   II. Andante 00:08:18
9.   III. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace 00:06:16

Total Playing Time: 01:10:17

Bach, Johann Sebastian; Mendelssohn, Felix; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ormandy, Eugene

Philadelphia Orchestra

Oistrakh, David

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Concertos

Period: Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111246

Barcode: 0747313324620

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Physical Release: 02/2007

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