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.
Re-release of the 1930s, two records from different sets – the crackling HMV and the clean Electrola. Unique 1915 version of the concert – acoustic recording with chamber accompaniment, which preserved unusually merged consonances and chords, built by two beautiful violins and a quartet. The narrative is on the rise – setting the mood for vivace, then the extraordinary beauty of Largo and the passionate, divine Allegro at the end.
Violin miniatures performed by Fritz Kreisler.