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 IN D MINOR | 1970