Arnold Schoenberg's 134th, we've seen Bram's photo essay (plus scary drunk singing;) for Eugene Ysaye's 150th birthday, and now it's time to create a little love for the great Russian violinist David Oistrakh, whose 100th birthday would be next Tuesday, Sept 30.Well, we've helped Hilary Hahn create materials for a birthday slumber party for
Next week is the week to submit your blogs about David Oistrakh, as well as discussions, thoughts, etc. Let's start our celebration on Monday, and let's share our enthusiasm for this great Russian master all next week.
I will be posting questions for a CD giveaway contest Monday through Friday. Violinist.com will be giving away CDs of rare chamber recordings by Oistrakh that were sent to me by Jacob Harnoy of Doremi.com. I'll give out a different one each day, with composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Smetana, Ravel, Babadzhanyan, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Tchaik, and more.
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