D & I Oistrakh perform JS Bach’s Double Concerto

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COMPOSERS: Franck,JS Bach,Vivaldi
LABELS: Berlin
ALBUM TITLE: JS Bach * Vivaldi * Franck
WORKS: JS Bach: Double Concerto; Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso, Op. 3 No. 8; Franck: Violin Sonata
PERFORMER: D & I Oistrakh (violin); Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig/Konwitschny
CATALOGUE NO: 0300841BC (1957-58)

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A disc that underlines the essential nobility of the Oistrakhs’ Bach and Vivaldi. If the Franck Sonata seems an improbable ‘bonus’, Oistrakh senior’s expansive account soon dispels any awkwardness.

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Paul Riley