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David Oistrakh - Remembering a Musician
David Oistrakh - Remembering a Musician
Actor: David Oistrakh
Director: Erick Friedman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     1hr 0min

Narrated by Erick FriedmanViolin virtuoso David Oistrakh was an artist dedicated to music in all forms; violin, conducting, chamber music and teaching. In the 1930's, following a very successful appearance in a number of c...  more »


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Actor: David Oistrakh
Director: Erick Friedman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Kultur White Star
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Y. Wally | 06/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this about 20 years ago. When I saw it in DVD, I immediately bought it. If you are expecting to see a lot of Oistrakh performance footage, you may be disappointed with this video. However, if you are a fan of Oistrakh and would like to know him more from his friends and relatives, this is a pretty good video.

The only thing I don't like is the "narration." Nothing against Erick Friedman, but I would rather see the video with no narration at all but in English subtitle. I want to hear what they said, even though I don't understand Russian...."
Same as the old video
snerdly | California | 04/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"With a lot of the music played by Oistrakh represented now on DVD as complete compositions, to have clips like this now longer holds the urgency for people to get this. For accuracy, he plays HALF of the "Intermezzo" from the Symphonie Espagnole which is not indicated. (On that piece it seems that is all there is). I pointed this error out to the people at Kultur years ago and they chose to leave it as was. Now they just have been re-releasing their video catalogue on DVD clearly without any real effort to restore picture/sound (even leaving obvious flaws) and not adding any new material."