Rent David Oistrakh: Artist of the People? (1994)

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1h 15min
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Synopsis:
David Oistrakh (1908-1974),, nicknamed 'King David' by his countrymen, was among the greatest violinists of his day, and the most characteristic representative of the Russian school. This film tells the dramatic story of an inspired violinist and a man forced by the Soviet regime to conform to its iron rule, an artist torn between his devotion to Russia and his passion for the violin. Oistrakh is remembered by his son Igor, as well as Yehudi Menuhin, Gidon Kremer, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Mstislav Rostropovich, who sums up Oistrakh's view of life with words, "Music was his only window to the sun".
Performance extracts include works by Debussy, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Brahms, Lalo, Beethoven, Bach, Paganini, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Ravel and Chopin.
Actors:
Directors:
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals
Countries:
Russia, Documentary, Music & Musicals
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/08/2002
Run Time:
75 minutes
Languages:
English, Russian
Subtitles:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W

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David Oistrakh's Difficulties With Regime - David Oistrakh: Artist of the People? review by HF

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18/12/2017

An excellent account of a wonderful career, made hazardous by Moscow greed and political interference.HKF

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