Music: My Boy

"Wait," said the visiting violinist when the British public cheered him five years ago. "Wait till you hear my boy." For the first time last week an audience outside Russia heard the "boy" play alongside his father. The family team: famed Soviet Violinist David Oistrakh, 52, and his fast-rising son Igor, 29.

On the stage of London's Royal Festival Hall, father and son appeared in sharp contrast. Playing a reddish Stradivarius, David was short, pudgy and genial; playing a yellowing Guarnerius, Igor was tall, sleek and reserved. For the most part, the carefully selected...

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