Search Options

Get Download Manager Now
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

Classicsonline Home » Artists » » Lubotsky, Mark

 Update me on new releases by Lubotsky

Mark Lubotsky

Russian violinist Mark Lubotsky is a self-professed disciple of his teacher, David Oistrakh, aiming to perpetuate Oistrakh’s ethos—the perfect balance of technique, emotion and intellect—in his own playing and teaching. His success is acknowledged in critical praise: ‘Lubotsky plays on the highest level of technical perfection and with wonderful power’, wrote the London Times in 1988, whilst the Financial Times in 1980 noted his ‘musical poise […] characterized by intellectual strength and emotional intensity’.

Oistrakh’s legacy is clear in Lubotsky’s noticeably similar sound: a clear, biting accentuation; tight, intense vibrato; and some of the peculiar integration of vibrato tone with use of open strings, although not to the detriment of tonal line (a charge made frequently by Henry Roth towards Soviet violinists). What impresses most is Lubotsky’s commitment. This makes for an exciting Schnittke Violin Sonata No. 1 (c.1994), with a particularly percussive tone in the second movement balanced by delicate playing elsewhere, whilst the Fuga for Solo Violin (1999) captures well Schnittke’s rugged twentieth-century reinterpretation of Bachian textures. Lubotstky knew Schnittke as a student, advising him on his Violin Concerto No 1, of which he gave the première; Schnittke later dedicated his Concerto No. 2 and three violin sonatas to his friend. Lubotsky has also championed the music of Estonian Arvo Pärt.




Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
5:34:19 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015  -207-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.  

ClassicsOnline customers will not be able to use their log in to access the new HD site. Please create a new ClassicsOnline HD•LL account to download albums, subscribe to streaming, create playlists and more!