Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I'm beside myself
So the two of me are sitting here mulling over this recording. I hadn't heard the Oistrakh / Klemperer until today.
It's wonderful. It's two or three metronome ticks slower than the usual performances, it seems to me. That gives it an unusual flowing pulse. It works!
The orchestral instruments somehow come through with more individual clarity than in other recordings. That's cool! And the soloist's articulation is as clear as Richter's on the piano. Also like Richter, Oistrakh finds moments of very subtle rubato, which allows a dynamic expressiveness without aghasting the composer. It must be a Russian kind of thing!