Oistrakh, David. (1908–1974) [Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich. (1840–1893)]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - SIGNED SCORE

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. Printed score for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, signed and inscribed by the legendary Soviet violinist on the title page in Russian, "To sweet Vladilen Rozen, with thanks for his sensitive cooperation and wishes of big successes in his studies, David Oistrakh, October 20, 1951."  Upright folio. [PN] 4026. 48 pages, 9 x 12.25.  In fine condition. A remarkable association, this is the first signed score from Oistrakh we have ever encountered. 

"Oistrakh was counted among the greatest violinists of his day, and the most characteristic representative of the Russian school.  This is remarkable since his training took place in Odessa, without contact with the Auer school.  However, while his early style stressed elegance, he developed his monumental style during his Moscow years.  His technical mastery was complete, his tone warm and powerful, and his approach a perfect fusion of virtuosity and musicianship.  His willingness to perform new music was notable and many Soviet composers dedicated works to him (Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Myaskovsky, Khachaturian, Rakov, Weinberg).  Oistrakh also played sonatas with Lev Oborin and trios with Oborin and Knushevitsky, and was known as a gifted conductor." (Boris Schwarz, New Grove Online.)

On December 4, 1881, Adolph Brodsky premiered the Concerto in Vienna, under the baton of Hans Richter. Brodsky was the dedicatee of the concerto, after Leopold Auer rejected it as unplayable. (20505)

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