Arthur Rubinstein

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Artur Rubinstein
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Polish virtuoso pianist (January 28, 1887, Łódź, Poland - December 20, 1982, Geneva, Switzerland).
(Please use Anton Rubinstein for the composer of "Melody in F" ("Melodía en Fa" / "Mélodie pour Nathalie").

Over his eight-decade career, Rubinstein played thousands of concerts across Europe and the U.S. to South America, Asia, Australia, North Africa and Russia. He initially recorded for HMV/EMI and then began a thirty-six-year association with RCA, making a large quantity of recordings from 1928 to 1978. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

Rubinstein began study at the age of three and began studies at the Warsaw Conservatory at the age of eight. The following year he began studies with Heinrich Barth in Berlin. Rubinstein was seven when he made his first public appearance, and he made his European debut in Berlin at age 13. In 1906 he made his American debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. During World War I, Rubinstein served as a military interpreter in London and performed there with the violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. From 1916 to 1918 he visited Spain and South America and created a sensation by introducing works by Manuel De Falla, Isaac Albéniz, and Enrique Granados. During the 1920s Rubinstein developed a reputation as a cosmopolitan socialite, but in 1932 he married Aniela Młynarski and began to seriously analyze his artistry. He renewed his dedication to music, practiced 12 to 16 hours a day, and brought a new discipline to his already brilliant technique. When he returned once again to the United States in 1937 and performed at Carnegie Hall, and was hailed as a genius. Throughout the rest of his career, Rubinstein retained a high artistic reputation and had a huge repertoire that included works by landmark 18th- and 19th-century composers Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin, as well as important 20th-century figures such as Albéniz, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky. Rubinstein was considered a master interpreter of Chopin’s work. He moved to the United States during World War II and was granted citizenship in 1946. Rubinstein was known as a witty extrovert and an irrepressible raconteur, but he was also a serious musician whose stage presence enhanced his playing. He made more than 200 recordings. Rubinstein was awarded the United States Medal of Freedom in 1976.
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Set No. 90 Concerto No.2 In B Flat For Pianoforte And Orchestra, Op. 83 — Arthur Rubinstein Brahms*, Arthur Rubinstein With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Albert Coates Brahms*, Arthur Rubinstein With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Albert Coates - Concerto No.2 In B Flat For Pianoforte And Orchestra, Op. 83 (Album) His Master's Voice Set No. 90 UK 1930 Sell This Version
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D.B. 7217, D.B. 7218, D.B. 7219 Concerto In A Major (K.V. 488) — Arthur Rubinstein Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli* Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli* - Concerto In A Major (K.V. 488) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B. 7217, D.B. 7218, D.B. 7219 UK 1931 Sell This Version
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D.B. 1733 / 1734 Concerto No.1. In B Flat Minor, Op.23 (Pianoforte And Orchestra) — Arthur Rubinstein Tchaikowsky*, Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli* Tchaikowsky*, Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli* - Concerto No.1. In B Flat Minor, Op.23 (Pianoforte And Orchestra) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B. 1733 / 1734 UK 1932 Sell This Version
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185, Album Series No. 185, D.B.1915/16/17/18 Four Scherzi For Pianoforte — Arthur Rubinstein Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein - Four Scherzi For Pianoforte(4xShellac, 12", Album + Box) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 185, Album Series No. 185, D.B.1915/16/17/18 UK 1933 Sell This Version
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M 462 Nocturnes (Volume 2) — Arthur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein* - Chopin* Artur Rubinstein* - Chopin* - Nocturnes (Volume 2) (Album) Victor Red Seal M 462 US 1938 Sell This Version
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D.B.3201, D.B.3202, D.B.3203, D.B.3204 Concerto No 1, In E Minor For Piano & Orchestra — Arthur Rubinstein Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein And The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By John Barbirolli* Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein And The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By John Barbirolli* - Concerto No 1, In E Minor For Piano & Orchestra (Album) Victor Red Seal D.B.3201, D.B.3202, D.B.3203, D.B.3204 UK 1937 Sell This Version
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DB 3186-91, D.B. 3186, D.B. 3187, D.B. 3188, D.B. 3189, D.B. 3190, D.B. 3191 Nocturnes (Volume I) — Arthur Rubinstein Chopin*, Artur Rubinstein* Chopin*, Artur Rubinstein* - Nocturnes (Volume I) (Album) Victor Red Seal DB 3186-91, D.B. 3186, D.B. 3187, D.B. 3188, D.B. 3189, D.B. 3190, D.B. 3191 UK 1937 Sell This Version
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DM 900 Concerto In A Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 16 — Arthur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein* And The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Grieg* Artur Rubinstein* And The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Grieg* - Concerto In A Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 16 (Album, EP) Victor Red Seal DM 900 US 1942 Sell This Version
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DM 449 Sonata In A Major For Violin And Piano — Arthur Rubinstein Jascha Heifetz And Arthur Rubinstein / Franck* Jascha Heifetz And Arthur Rubinstein / Franck* - Sonata In A Major For Violin And Piano (Album) Victor Red Seal DM 449 US 1942 Sell This Version
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DB 2493, DB 2494, DB 2495, DB 2496, DB 2497, DB 2498, DB 2499, DB 2500 Polonaises — Arthur Rubinstein Arturo Rubinstein* Polonaises (Album, Comp) Victor Red Seal DB 2493, DB 2494, DB 2495, DB 2496, DB 2497, DB 2498, DB 2499, DB 2500 Italy 1943 Sell This Version
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M 970, 11-8599, 11-8600 Piano Music Of Villa-Lobos: A Próle Do Bébe — Arthur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein*, Heitor Villa-Lobos Artur Rubinstein*, Heitor Villa-Lobos - Piano Music Of Villa-Lobos: A Próle Do Bébe(2xShellac, 12", Album) Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal M 970, 11-8599, 11-8600 US 1944 Sell This Version
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M 893 Six Intermezzi and Two Rhapsodies — Arthur Rubinstein Johannes Brahms, Arthur Rubinstein Johannes Brahms, Arthur Rubinstein - Six Intermezzi and Two Rhapsodies (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal M 893 US 1946 Sell This Version
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DV 3, DV-3 Appassionata: Sonata In F Minor, Op. 57 — Arthur Rubinstein Beethoven*, Artur Rubinstein* Beethoven*, Artur Rubinstein* - Appassionata: Sonata In F Minor, Op. 57 (Album, Single) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal DV 3, DV-3 US 1946 Sell This Version
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DM 1159 Concerto No.1 In B-flat Minor, Op. 23 — Arthur Rubinstein Tchaikovsky*, Artur Rubinstein*, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky*, Artur Rubinstein*, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No.1 In B-flat Minor, Op. 23 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1159 US 1947 Sell This Version
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DM 1082 Sonata In B-flat Minor Op. 35 — Arthur Rubinstein Chopin*, Artur Rubinstein* Chopin*, Artur Rubinstein* - Sonata In B-flat Minor Op. 35 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1082 Canada 1947 Sell This Version
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DM-1144 Concerto For Piano No. 1 In E-Flat — Arthur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein* Pianist Antal Dorati Conducting Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Liszt* Artur Rubinstein* Pianist Antal Dorati Conducting Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Liszt* - Concerto For Piano No. 1 In E-Flat(2xShellac, 12", Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM-1144 US 1947 Sell This Version
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DM 1176   Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 — Arthur Rubinstein Schumann*, Artur Rubinstein*, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Conducted By William Steinberg Schumann*, Artur Rubinstein*, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Conducted By William Steinberg - Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1176 US 1948 Sell This Version
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DM 1260 Preludes, Opus 28 — Arthur Rubinstein Artur Rubinstein*, Chopin* Artur Rubinstein*, Chopin* - Preludes, Opus 28 (Album, Comp) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1260 Canada 1948 Sell This Version
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WDM 1102 Pathétique - Sonata No. 8, In C Minor, Op. 13 — Arthur Rubinstein Ludwig Van Beethoven / Arthur Rubinstein Ludwig Van Beethoven / Arthur Rubinstein - Pathétique - Sonata No. 8, In C Minor, Op. 13 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1102 US 1949 Sell This Version
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LM-1032 Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 — Arthur Rubinstein Beethoven*, Arthur Rubinstein Beethoven*, Arthur Rubinstein - Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1032 US 1950 Sell This Version
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LM-52 Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1, In C Minor, Op. 15 — Arthur Rubinstein Fauré*, Arthur Rubinstein, Members Of The Paganini Quartet* Fauré*, Arthur Rubinstein, Members Of The Paganini Quartet* - Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1, In C Minor, Op. 15 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-52 Canada 1950 Sell This Version
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LM-1072, LM 1072 Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 / Pathetique, Sonata No. 8 — Arthur Rubinstein Schumann*, Beethoven*, Artur Rubinstein* Schumann*, Beethoven*, Artur Rubinstein* - Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 / Pathetique, Sonata No. 8 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1072, LM 1072 US 1950 Sell This Version
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LM 1018 Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16 • Concerto No. 1, In E-Flat — Arthur Rubinstein Liszt*, Grieg*, Artur Rubinstein*, Antal Dorati, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Liszt*, Grieg*, Artur Rubinstein*, Antal Dorati, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16 • Concerto No. 1, In E-Flat (Album, EP) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1018 Canada 1950 Sell This Version
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DM 1269 Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43 — Arthur Rubinstein Rachmaninoff* ; Arthur Rubinstein, Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Susskind Rachmaninoff* ; Arthur Rubinstein, Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Susskind - Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1269 US 1950 Sell This Version
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LM-1071, LM 1071 Sonata In F Minor, Op. 57 ( Beethoven*, Artur Rubinstein* Beethoven*, Artur Rubinstein* - Sonata In F Minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata") / Sonata In E-Flat, Op. 31, No. 3 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1071, LM 1071 US 1950 Sell This Version