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David Oistrakh
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1931 to 1957

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(born Sep-30-1908, died Oct-24-1974, 66 years old) Russia

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Wikipedia article: David Oistrakh

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Oistrakh vs A Selezniev  0-1341931Ch URS (1/2 final)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S Prokofiev vs D Oistrakh ½-½721937MoscowB72 Sicilian, Dragon
3. L Persinger vs D Oistrakh 0-1401957PoznanA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-11-05  aw1988: Is this David Oistrakh the famous violinist?
Sep-25-07  sanyas: Yes, it is.

Actually, the above words 'it is' are superfluous. However for some reason there seems to be a minimum character limit of five characters. Hence this unnecessarily long post.

May-12-09  myschkin: :.:

David Fyodorovich Oistrakh (1908-1974) was a Russian violin virtuoso.

"Oistrakh's playing was not so much marked by brilliance, but by richness, lyricism, roundness of tone; the unbelievable sharp and clear contact between string and bow, his ability to lengthen the bow stroke on even the shortest notes without the slightest tension, his beautifully fleshy, supple left hand capable of producing glorious vibrato together with an infinite variety of shades."

(Bruno Monsaingeon)


Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op. 80 (1946) by Sergei Prokofiev is dedicated to David Oistrakh, who also gave it's first performance:

(further reading:

Mar-16-12  waustad: I think of David Oistrakh in the Beethoven triple concerto:

I'm sure there are many other glorious performances of his, but this is the one I have known for decades.

Oct-16-14  Conrad93: Besides Kreisler, I can't think of a single violin player who sounds as good as Oistrakh.

One of my favorites:

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