Igor Oistrakh


phot. Igor Oistrakh (USSR) - a winner of the Competition, receives a certificate from Włodzimierz Sokorski, Minister of Culture and Art.


Although - to use the sports language - he took revenge for his father's second place in 1935, Igor Oistrakh (b. 1931, also in Odessa) never matched his genius. Unable to produce as beautiful a sound from the violin as David, he even contemplated changing the violin for the piano, yet the outbreak of World War 2 changed these plans.Nevertheless, his performance at the competition in Poznań made a lasting impression on jurors and the audience alike. 'A splendid production... The ultimate subordination of technique to expression. Even Caprice in D major by Lipiński is full of musical content. However, virtuosity constitutes in Oistrakh's delivery a vital element, one that is used to extreme', Norbert Karaśkiewicz write about Igor Oistrakh's competition performance. The winner of 'Wieniawski '52' later enjoyed a world-class career: for years virtuoso's, now also educator's. He is also associated with the Poznań competitions as a member of the jury. Has also given several concerts here, the latest performance to mark the 50th anniversary of his triumph.

Igor Oistrakh (USSR) - Karol Lipiński - Caprice in D major Op. 29 No. 3.mp3 3.15 MB

Igor Oistrakh (USSR) - Henryk Wieniawski - Caprice Op. 10 No. 2 La Velocite.mp3 1.21 MB

Igor Oistrakh (USSR) - Henryk Wieniawski - Scherzo-Tarantella Op. 16 - Inna Kallegorskaja (piano).mp3 3.78 MB

Igor Oistrakh (USSR) - Henryk Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 22, part II Romance. Andante ma non troppo, part III Allegro moderato (a la Zingara) - Poznań Philh. Orchestra, dir. Jan Krenz.mp3 9.31 MB


Rec. competition presentation (1952).