David Oistrakh, Artist of the People ?

The dramatic story of an inspired violinist, of a loyal man whose self-imposed silence eloquently betrayed unspoken private suffering. This extensive profile features interviews with David Oistrakh's longtime friends and fellow musicians: Yehudi Menuhin showing what it takes to make a great violinist; Mstislav Rostropovitch talking of Oistrakh's relationship with the Soviet regime; Gidon Kremer recalling Oistrakh as a teacher; Gennady Rozhdestvensky who conducted all the major concertos for him; and Oistrakh's son, Igor, remembering the family man.

Director: Bruno Monsaingeon
Duration: 01:15

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