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Portrait of Oistrakh holding a violin while listening to a student playing; only the shoulder and violin of the student are visible.

"David Oistrakh sat listening. Among the world's most gifted musicians, he would not even consider lifting his violin while his protege played. [Moscow, 1956.]" Yankee Nomad, p. 431.