J.S. Bach

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Sonata in C for Two Violins & Harpsichord

Main Performer
or Conductor:
David Oistrakh
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Hans Pischner, Harpsichord (BMV 1037); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Vivaldi--led by David Oistrakh); Vladimir Yampolsky, piano (Handel & Benda); Gewandhaus Orchestra (De Sarasate--conducted by Franz Konwitschny)
Soloists:David & Igor Oistrakh, violins
Instrumentation:Piano
Violin
Individual Works:Sonata in C for Two Violins & Harpsichord
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso No. 8 in a, op. 3 (RV 522)
Handel: Sonata in g for Two Violins and Piano op. 2, No. 7
Benda: Trio Sonata in E for Two Violins and Piano
Wieniawski: 3 Etudes-Caprices for Two Violins op. 18
De Sarasate: "Navarra" op. 33
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:289 463 616-2
Year Released/Recorded:1957
Total Playing Time:14:49 (Bach); 67:36 (CD)
Comments:Matt Keleher said:

The CD this appears on is a reissue of various recordings made by the father and son violin duo David & Igor Oistrakh. It's the only recording of this sonata that I've heard so I can't compare it to any other, but it's first rate.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Matt Keleher
Date First Submitted:09/26/2003