WHAT: Rising 20-year-old piano soloist and composer Thomas Nickell is accompanied by the Oistrakh
Symphony of Chicago (OSC) under Maestro Mina Zikri Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m.
To this day, well-respected Russian (and Ukrainian) musicians lament the demise of the Soviet system that did so much to encourage the development of young performers and gave the world the likes of Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, and David Oistrakh
Educated at the Academy of Music in Vienna and at the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with David Oistrakh
for three years, Peter Guth was successful as a soloist and with the Vienna Trio.
Titled 'The Golden Age,' it evokes the era of his favorite violinists: Oistrakh
, Heifetz, Milstein, Kreisler _ and many more, he says.
It was premiered by David Oistrakh
(to whom the piece was dedicated) and Lev Oborin in 1946 under the personal coaching of the composer.
Keeping Mister Chow closer to home may be key after the Gary Moore-trained four-year-old left a below-par Haydock effort behind when getting the better of Oistrakh
Le Noir by half a length in the Be Wiser Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.
Ben Pauling's OISTRAKH
LE NOIR (2.40) will take all the beating in the Be Wiser Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.
NEWBURY: 2.05 Amore Alato, 2.40 Oistrakh
Le Noir, 3.15 Petticoat Tails, 3.50 Sametegal, 4.25 Pacific De Baune, 5.00 Caribert, 5.35 Mystifiable.
At Newbury, OISTRAKH
LE NOIR looks a worthy favourite for the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2.40).
The Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (4.50) will assemble its usual throng of improving youngsters, but preference is for Ben Pauling's last-time-out Market Rasen scorer OISTRAKH
While in many ways that effort was disappointing, it was encouraging that he managed to see off subsequent winner Oistrakh
Le Noir on the run-in and it is very likely that King's charge will be suited by the less demanding conditions he will encounter this weekend.