When I was a young lad studying the violin, David Oistrakh was performing all over the world, and he became my hero. I was astounded that a sound like his could emanate from such a small wooden “box”. Later, after my studies continued at the Manhattan School of Music, and also privately in Vienna, my appreciation for this great artist matured.
I have prepared a playlist for your enjoyment and it appears below. The first three tracks are devoted to the violin concerto by Johannes Brahms. I especially like the second movement.
The remaining four tracks are devoted to Brahms’ violin and piano sonata number 3.
just click on what you would like to hear: