Thursday, April 13, 2017

David Oistrakh Edition DG 22CD


PART ONE: COMPLETE DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, DECCA AND PHILIPS RECORDINGS
(stereo unless otherwise indicated)
(originally recorded by Deutsche Grammophon unless otherwise indicated)

BACH
- Concerti (2) for Violin: David Oistrakh violin & conductor, Vienna Symphony 1962
- Concerto for Two Violins BWV1043 with Igor Oistrakh: Eugene Goossens, Royal Philharmonic 1961
- Sonatas (6) for Violin & Harpsichord BWV1014-1019 with Hans Pischner 1960-66*
- Trio Sonata BWV1037 (now thought to be composed by Johann Gottlieb Goldberg)
with Igor Oistrakh, Hans Pischner (harpsichord) 1957 mono
BEETHOVEN
- Romances (2) for Violin & Orchestra: Eugene Goossens, Royal Philharmonic 1961
- Sonatas (10) for Violin with Lev Oborin (piano) 1962 (Philips)
G. BENDA
- Trio Sonata in E Major with Igor Oistrakh, Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1957 mono
BRAHMS
- Concerto for Violin: Franz Konwitschny, Dresden Staatskapelle 1954 mono**
BRUCH
- Concerto for Violin No.1: Igor Oistrakh soloist, David Oistrakh conductor, Royal Philharmonic 1961
- Scottish Fantasy: Jascha Horenstein, London Symphony 1962 (Decca)
DEBUSSY
- Sonata for Violin with Frida Bauer (piano) 1966 (Philips)
HANDEL
- Trio Sonata HWV391 with Igor Oistrakh, Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1957 mono
HINDEMITH
- Concerto for Violin: composer, London Symphony 1962 (Decca)
JANACEK
- Sonata for Violin with Frida Bauer (piano) 1966 (Melodiya-Westminster-DG)***
MOZART
- Concerto for Violin No.1: Bernard Haitink, Lamoureux Orch. 1963 (Philips)
- Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K364 with Igor Oistrakh, David Oistrakh (viola): Kiril Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic 1963 (Decca)
- Duo for Violin & Viola K423: Igor Oistrakh & David Oistrakh (viola) 1963 (Decca)
PROKOFIEV
- Sonata for Violin No.1 with Frida Bauer (piano) 1969 (Melodiya-Westminster-DG)***
- Five Melodies Op.35b with Frida Bauer (piano) 1966 (Philips)
RAVEL
- Sonata for Violin in G Major with Frida Bauer (piano) 1966 (Philips)
SARASATE
- Navarra for Two Violins & Orchestra with Igor Oistrakh: Franz Konwitschny, Leipzig Gewandhaus 1957 mono
STRAVINSKY
- Concerto for Violin: Bernard Haitink, Lamoureux Orch. 1963 (Philips)
TARTINI
- Trio Sonata in F Major with Igor Oistrakh, Hans Pischner (harpsichord) 1957 mono
TCHAIKOVSKY
- Concerto for Violin: Franz Konwitschny, Dresden Staatskapele 1954 mono**
VIVALDI
- Concerto for Two Violins Op.3, No.8 with Igor Oistrakh: David Oistrakh violin & conductor, Royal Phlharmonic 1961
WIENIAWSKI
- Études-caprices for Two Violins Op.18, No.2,4,5 with Igor Oistrakh 1957 mono
YSAYE
- Sonata for Solo Violin Op.27, No.3 'Ballade' 1966 (Philips)

* The stereo recording of Bach Sonatas BWV1014-1019 on discs 2 & 3 is the only DG LP previously unreleased on CD.

** According to the fine print, in February 1954, Oistrakh, Franz Konwitschny and the Dresden Staatskapelle recorded the Tchaikovsky Concerto in Dresden's Lukaskirche, then crossed the border and recorded the Brahms in West Berlin's Jesus-Christus-Kirche (recording home of the Berlin Philharmonic).
This may be a typo.
I didn't think the East German state would permit this in 1954.

*** I have arbitrarily included the Melodiya LP of sonatas by Janacek and Prokofiev with pianist Frida Bauer in the list of Western recordings.
This 1969 stereo LP always struck me as a sequel to the 1966 Philips LP of Twentieth Century sonatas with same pianist.
The rest of the Melodiya LPs date back to the late 78rpm era.
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PART TWO: SOVIET RECORDINGS ON WESTMINSTER
Not Deutsche Grammophon originals.
Eight CDs recorded in the Soviet Union by Melodiya, and licensed in the 1950s by the small American LP label Westminster, whose catalog is now owned by DG/Universal Music Group.
This is the closest we come to the youthful Oistrakh (not very close: he was 37 when World War II ended)
Some of these were previously issued on CD by Deutsche Grammophon.
The mono sound is not up to Western standards of the time, but is acceptable.
There was one earlier recording - see Comment Two (dated December 27, 2016)

2a: VIOLIN SOLO:
CHAUSSON
- Poème for Violin & Orchestra: Kirill Kondrashin, USSR State Symphony 1948 mono
GLAZUNOV
- Concerto for Violin: Kirill Kondrashin, USSR State Symphony 1948 mono
- Mazurka-Oberek for Violin & Orchestra: Gavril Yudin, Moscow Philharmonic 1949 mono
JANACEK
- Sonata for Violin with Frida Bauer (piano) 1966 STEREO
KABALEVSKY
- Concerto for Violin: composer, USSR State Symphony 1949 mono
KREISLER
- La Gitana with Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1949 mono*
MENDELSSOHN
- Concerto for Violin: Kirill Kondrashin, USSR State Symphony 1949 mono
PAGANINI
- Variations on a Theme from from Rossini's 'Mosé' with V. Yampolsky (piano) 1951 mono*
PROKOFIEV
- Concerto for Violin No.1: Kirill Kondrashin, USSR State Radio Orchestra 1953 mono
- Sonata for Violin No.1: Frida Bauer (piano) 1969 STEREO
RAVEL
- Tzigane for Violin & Orchestra: Kirill Kondrashin, USSR State Symphony 1948 mono
SARASATE
- Zortzico Op.42 with Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1951 mono*
VIEUXTEMPS
- Romances Op.7, No.2 & 3 with Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1952 mono*
WIENIAWSKI
- Étude-caprice Op.18, No.5 with Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1958 mono*
- Légende in G minor Op.17 with Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1952 mono*
YSAYE
- Poeme elegiaque Op.12 with Vladimir Yampolsky (piano) 1951 mono*

* The virtuoso showpieces with Vladimir Yampolski (piano) were licensed to the American label "Decca" (not affiliated with British Decca). The original jacket of CD 9 shows the 1950's Decca LP cover. DG/Universal Music Group now owns the catalogs of both Deccas.

2b: THE OISTRAKH TRIO
[David Oistrakh (violin), Sviatoslav Knushevitzky (cello), Lev Oborin (piano)] was in existence from 1940 until the cellist's death in 1963.
CHOPIN
- Piano Trio in G minor Op.8 - 1950 mono
DVORAK
- Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90 'Dumky' - 1950 mono
HAYDN
- Piano Trio in C Major HobXV:27 - 1950 mono
RACHMANINOV
- Trio élégiaque in D Minor Op.9 - 1958 mono
RAVEL
- Piano Trio in A minor - 1952 mono
SMETANA
- Piano Trio in G minor Op.15 - 1950 mono
TANEYEV
- Piano Trio in D major Op. 22: - 1952 mono

3 comments:

  1. http://ul.to/folder/bgjnf9

    All ripped in SECURE mode!!!

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  2. OMG Thank you Bayreuth Awesome Just awesome. Alex.

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  3. Thanks for a wonderful download. The files/cue sheets in 11, 13 and 14 have no track information. Is there something I am missing?

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