King David and Prince Igor

August 04, 2018
 
Igor Oistrakh (right) in 1957, with his father David (left) and conductor Franz Konwitschny (middle).

Igor Oistrakh (right) in 1957, with his father David (left) and conductor Franz Konwitschny (middle).

By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-45930-0004 / Zimontkowski. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Musical talent famously runs in families. If you were Igor Oistrakh, born in 1931, and you had innate musical talent, you just happened to have a father, David Oistrakh, who was fast becoming one of the world’s most famous violinists. When Igor reached adulthood, he frequently performed with his father.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some of their duo recordings.


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