Lesser Known Violin Music.



David Oistrakh performs:

  • Glazunov and Kabalevsky Violin Concertos.

The violin concertos by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn have remained hugely popular over the years. Yes, the Sibelius concerto and a few others have become audience favorites, too…

On this CD, however, we get to listen three relatively unknown violin works as interpreted by a giant in the violin performance era, David Oistrakh. So this is your opportunity to expand your concerto horizon by listening to the following:


  • Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82


  • Romanza, Op. 3


  • Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48

Performed by David Oistrakh, violin, with the State Orchestra of Russia, Kyril Kondrashin and Dmitri Kabalevsky conducting.

Here is David Oistrakh playing the Arcangello Corelli “Variations on a Theme”:


And next, here is the Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G Major Op. 40, played by David Oistrakh with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky conducting:



Tags: David Oistrakh, Glazunov, Kabalevsky, Glière, State Orchestra of Russia, violin concerto