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Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes,cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.
David Oistrakh - Violin Vladimir Yampolsky - Piano
Violinist David Oistrakh is accompanied by pianist Vladimir Yampolsky for this recording of compositional works by Debussy, Falla, Ysaye, Tchaikovsky, Suk, Kodaly, Wieniawski, and Zarzycki.
An artist who is really a favorite is seldom allowed to leave the platform as soon as the last item of the recital has been performed. The admirers leave their seats and crowd around the platform, bent on seeing how many more pieces their hero can be cajoled into giving them. Especially is this so with violinists for whom there is an almost limitless collection of melodious and dazzling tidbits which have been elbowed out of the more austere recital program of today. But they still retain the old charm and are enthusiastically acclaimed as "Encores".
Here is a selection from David Oistrakh's large repertoire of these delightful show pieces.
A quite unusual collection of adding pieces had recorded for this 1956 LP recorded David Oistrakh - being in the face of such musical and technical sovereignty even more popular works would surely meet the requirements of the extraordinary. Especially today, as the tradition of the musical salon has long since become extinct, these works are scarcely to be heard, at least in this composition (for some pieces are quite well known in another form, but here for violin and piano). The program begins with Alexandre Roelens' adaptation of Debussy's "Clair de Lune". Paul Kochansky's transcription of de Fallas "Jota" (from the "7 Canciones Populares Españolas") is then a particularly beautiful coincidence of a virtuoso overture with the musicality of one of the most important violinists of the 20th century.
Eugène Ysaÿe's "Extase", Tchaikovsky's well-known "Valse Scherzo", edited by Vasily Bezekirsky, Josef Suk's "Love Song", three Hungarian dances not by Brahms but by Zoltan Kodály, Henri Wieniawski's "Legénde", and finally Alexander Zarzycki's "Mazurka". The blurb for this violinistic Schatzkiste incidentally wrote a colleague, whose name should be listened to more often in the following years: Neville Marriner ...!
David Oistrakh, violin
Vladimir Yampolsky, piano
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
1. Clair de Lune (No. 3 of "Suite Bergamasque")
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
2. Jota (No. 4 of "7 Canciones Populares Espanolas")
Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931)
3. Extase, Op. 21
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
4. Valse Scherzo, Op. 34
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
1. Love Song, Op. 7, No. 1
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
2. Three Hungarian Folk Dances
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
3. Legende, Op. 17
Aleksander Zarzycki (1834-1895)
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.