David Oistrakh in Prague

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COMPOSERS: Bela Bartók,Eugène Ysaÿe,Leoš Janácek,Maurice Ravel,Sergey Prokofiev
LABELS: Praga Digitals
ALBUM TITLE: David Oistrakh in Prague
WORKS: Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1; For Children (selection); JanáΩek: Violin Sonata; Prokofiev: Five Melodies; Ravel: Violin Sonata in G; Ysaÿe: Solo Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 27/3
PERFORMER: David Oistrakh (violin), Frida Bauer (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: Praga Digitals PRD 250 320 (1966-72)

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Resolute Ravel, ardent solo Ysaÿe and unassailably trenchant Bartók distinguish these late, predominantly live recordings. Pity that there’s so little space between each track.

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Paul Riley