Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies)

Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies)


The first sleek biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this booklet locations Rubinstein in the context of Russian and western ecu musical tradition through the overdue nineteenth century, exploring his upward thrust to overseas repute from humble origins in Bessarabia, in addition to his next fast decline and marginalization in later musical tradition. Taylor offers a balanced account of Rubinstein’s existence and his occupation as a piano virtuoso, conductor, composer, and because the founding father of Russia’s first conservatory. broadly thought of the virtuosic inheritor to Liszt, and well-known the world over as an an identical cultural icon, he played with so much prime musicians of the day, together with Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and Ysaÿe.

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