A fantastic collection of work by one of the greatest violinists of the 20th Century – a player who could master difficult pieces with ease, and bring his own edge to more familiar works in the repertoire! This box set features David Oistrakh in both modes – on under-reissued albums for the Deutsch Grammophon, Decca, Philips, and Westminster labels – all presented here with their original artwork, in tiny LP-style sleeves that take us back to the years when Oistrakh was first making waves in the US when these titles were issued on vinyl. Oistrakh plays mostly violin, but also a bit of viola too – and even acts as conductor in a few spots – on material that's dominated by violin concertos, but also features a few piano trios and sonatas too. Composers include Paganini, Wieniawski, Kreisler, Dvorak, Chopin, Hindemith
, Bruch, Janacek, Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Goldberg, Prokfiev, and Debussy – and other musicians include Igor Oistrakh on violin, Hans Pischner on harpsichord, Frida Bauer on piano, and Sviatoslav Knushevitsky on cello. 22 CDs in all – and a nice booklet of notes!