Young Menuhin and Oystrakh are inimitable, Oystrakh has a unique interpretation of Scriabin. Kreisler is amazingly good at showing the despair of the second part of Brahms's concerto, Tchaikovsky of 1946 Przygoda is as expressive as it could be. Oistrakh-Yampolsky-Oborin’s 1950s recording quality are no longer as beautiful as prewar ones, but Oistrakh's violin still sings excellent, especially in the "Reflection". Goldstein is an example of a great Soviet recording of the 1930s, unfortunately the record has some cracks.
A superb performance of the concert in a good re-release on the Melodia of the 1960s. There is a master tape copy on YouTube, but despite the best clarity and dynamics, it is too harsh, so the melodic old LP version is quite entitled to exist.
A set of five 78 records, reissue of the 1950s: gorgeous version of the sonata, there is a lot of lovely nuances in the playing of both, Polyakin and Diakov. The connoisseurs of the subtleties of violin sound will be excited.
TU-1kl 33 with a small red apple – the first Soviet LP records with surprisingly contradictory sound: the orchestra is clamped, sharp, while the solo instruments are clear, clean and with incredibly subtle intonations. Oystrach and his Stradivarius are in great shape on this record, they are a single whole, creating a musical narrative, interesting from beginning to the end. Oystrakh starts playing from the third minute and no longer lets anybody go off.