David Oistrakh

1908 - 1974

Photo of David Oistrakh

Icon of person David Oistrakh

David Fyodorovich Oistrakh, orig. German: Eustrach (30 September [O.S. 17 September] 1908 – 24 October 1974), was a Soviet classical violinist, violist and conductor. Oistrakh collaborated with major orchestras and musicians from many parts of the world and was the dedicatee of numerous violin works, including both of Dmitri Shostakovich's violin concerti and the violin concerto by Aram Khachaturian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Oistrakh has received more than 368,520 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. David Oistrakh is the 112th most popular musician (down from 109th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 71st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Musician.

David Oistrakh is most famous for his recordings of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin.

Memorability Metrics

  • 370k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of David Oistrakhs by language


Among musicians, David Oistrakh ranks 112 out of 2,675Before him are John Bonham, Alice Cooper, Barry Gibb, Amir Khusrow, Fernando Sor, and Ritchie Valens. After him are Karl Thomas Mozart, Cliff Richard, Ravi Shankar, Bill Evans, Neil Young, and James Last.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1908, David Oistrakh ranks 32Before him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ilya Frank, Franz Stangl, Manoel de Oliveira, Hannes Alfvén, and Joseph McCarthy. After him are Balthus, William Saroyan, Carole Lombard, John Kenneth Galbraith, Cesare Pavese, and Werner von Haeften. Among people deceased in 1974, David Oistrakh ranks 22Before him are Erich Kästner, Darius Milhaud, Jacob L. Moreno, Julius Evola, Otto Strasser, and Miguel Ángel Asturias. After him are Louis Kahn, Peng Dehuai, Satyendra Nath Bose, Fritz Zwicky, Walter Lippmann, and Zalman Shazar.

Others Born in 1908

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1974

Go to all Rankings

In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, David Oistrakh ranks 70 out of 913Before him are Selman Waksman (1888), Nikolai Podgorny (1903), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), and Karl Radek (1885). After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Georges Charpak (1924), and Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939).

Among MUSICIANS In Ukraine

Among musicians born in Ukraine, David Oistrakh ranks 3Before him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903) and Sviatoslav Richter (1915). After him are Emil Gilels (1916), Isaac Stern (1920), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Leonid Kogan (1924), Nikolai Kapustin (1937), Alexander Siloti (1863), Nathan Milstein (1902), Gregor Piatigorsky (1903), and Igor Oistrakh (1931).