Legendary Soviet Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66

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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 

 

DAVID OISTRAKH | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN A MINOR | 2ND MVT 

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