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lasts days of DFO's 100

December 19, 2008 at 12:07 AM

Just a few words to remember to every Oistrakh fan that we are in the lasts day of his 100th year!  Time passes and we often don't realize a specfic event will never comme back again. The Oistrakh's 150th and 200th are to come but there is just one year to celebrate Oistrakh's 100th birthday (thus his 100th year) and we are lucky to be alive to celebrate this event! What an incredible artist and human being! Their is no words strong ennough to express the beauty of his sound, the very special musicality, the incredible will and hope his music projects, the perfect technique and the most solid and clean double stops ever!

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please visit the wonderful site where the images come from!

   I had a nice little presentation but failed to upload it sorry!


From Tom Holzman
Posted on December 19, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Thanks for the reminder.  I was just listening to his recording of the Dvorak.  He was truly the greatest violinist I ever saw or heard.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on December 20, 2008 at 7:58 AM

I'm currently on a David Oistrakh kick.  I'm listening to all of his CDs and DVDs that I can.  I have found that he has a sound and a style that are completely his own.

Here are two samples to get you started on listening.

Third movement of the Sibelius Concerto: 

for something completely different, Debussy's Claire de Lune:  After hearing a few notes of this, I can feel all the cells in my body relax.

Thanks for bringing David Oistrakh to our attention.

From Bill Busen
Posted on December 21, 2008 at 12:46 AM

He recorded a wonderful Brahms' Lullaby that I can't find in a cursory search.  It was incredibly beautiful.

From Paul G.
Posted on December 21, 2008 at 5:44 AM

Yes, he was a great violinist. And hopefully we'll all be around to celebrate his 150th.

I love his playing of Clair de Lune by Debussey... It's amazing and pure and I can feel him crying through his violin when playing it.

Thanks for the reminder Anne-Marie.

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on December 21, 2008 at 3:11 PM

Hi, thanks to every fan that has written here!   I am also forever in admiration with his playing!!!!!! I have emailed the presentation to Laurie and if she wants, she could put it on this page! (I know she is busy too though!)



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