Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oistarkh, Oborin
"Beethoven 'Spring' & Prokofiev's First violin sonatas"

A hefty record from the 1950's, it's really in beautiful shape and is a decent capture of a 40-something Oistrakh at the height of his power.

The recording itself sounds like the microphone was at the back of an empty recital hall, but aside from that, it's quite good.

It's interesting hearing the Russian influence over modern American playing (moreso than many American contemporaries of Oistrakh and Milstein.)

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