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Price: $250.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

DAVID OISTRAKH - VIOLINIST

Historical Oistrakh autograph on a 3 x 5.5 card and original one-of-a-kind 5 x 5 snapshot photograph of the violinist after his first recital outside of the Soviet Union, Prague, May 29, 1949.

Oistrakh (1908-1974) was one of the leading violinist in the World, he came in 2nd to Ginette Neveu in the 1935 Wieniawski Competition in Warsaw and won the Ysaye Competition in Brussels in 1937. He was appointed Professor at the Moscow Conservatory in 1934 and performed extensively in Russia and in a trio with pianist Lev Oborin and cellist Sviatoslav Kushnevitsky. Yet as busy as he was within the Soviet Union, he was not allowed to leave to perform concerts until three years after the War and then his first concert was in the Soviet satellite Czechoslovakia. Oistrakh gave his first concert in Prague at the new Spring Festival on May 29, 1949, the date the card was signed. We offer with an original one-of-a-kind snapshot photograph of Oistrakh receiving flowers and a wreath after the performance taken by the collector of the autograph. Oistrakh would go to Helsinki later that year to play his first concert in the West.

Perfect for display and of immense historical importance in his career.