Thursday, July 31, 2008

Russia Ojstrakh PCBCS

Russia PCBCS (Post Cards Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 100th birth anniversary of David Oistrakh, a violinist, an educational specialist
Date of Issue: 03 July 2008

David Fyodorovich Oistrakh (Russian: Давид Фёдорович Ойстрах), David Fiodorovič Ojstrah; September 30 [O.S. September 17] 1908 – October 24, 1974) was a Soviet violinist who made many recordings and was the dedicatee of numerous violin works.

His recordings and performances of Shostakovich's concerti are particularly well known, but he was also a performer of classical concerti. He worked with orchestras in Russia, and also with musicians in Europe and the United States. Oistrakh's recording of Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich is also well known, and the violin concerto of Aram Khachaturian is dedicated to him, as are the two violin concerti by Dmitri Shostakovich. More...

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