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David Oistrakh vs Sergei Prokofiev

David Oistrakh vs Sergei Prokofiev

Aug 26, 2011, 2:05 AM 1

Not many people know that the famous Soviet violinist, teacher and conductor David Oistrakh was fond of chess.Yes, Sir,he loved chess and was a strong  chess player.Mr.Oistrakh met Emmanuel Lasker and Vasily Smyslov.In the picture above you can see him playing chess with his friend Sergei Prokofiev (Soviet composer and pianist).Igor Oistrakh said:" My father was often upset when he had won a game against Mr.Prokofiev, for he knew that Sergei Prokofiev would have a sleepless night therefore he could not write his beautiful music". 

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