Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66.
He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists of all time.
He was a former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions – and premiered a number of important new cornerstone works – including Khachaturian and both Shostakovich Violin Concerti.
DAVID OISTRAKH & SVIATOSLAV RITCHER | BRAHMS | VIOLIN SONATA NO.3
DAVID OISTRAKH | TCHAIKOVSKY | VIOILN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT