Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (Russian: Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн, tr. Anton Grigor'evič Rubinštejn; 28 November [O.S. 16 November] 1829 – November 20 [O.S. November 8] 1894) was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He was the elder brother of Nikolai Rubinstein who founded the Moscow Conservatory.
As a pianist, Rubinstein ranks among the great 19th-century keyboard virtuosos. He became most famous for his series of historical recitals—seven enormous, consecutive concerts covering the history of piano music. Rubinstein played this series throughout Russia and Eastern Europe and in the United States when he toured there.
Although best remembered as a pianist and educator (most notably in the latter as the composition teacher of Tchaikovsky), Rubinstein was also a prolific composer throughout much of his life. He wrote 20 operas, the best known of which is The Demon. He composed many other works, including five piano concertos, six symphonies and many solo piano works along with a substantial output of works for chamber ensemble.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 28, 1829 (Ofatinți), Died November 20, 1894 (Petergof)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 219 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]185||7-in.||7/26/1900||Melodie in F||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1668||7-in.||10/9/1902||Melody in F||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1668||10-in.||10/9/1902||Melody in F||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix C-]2020||12-in.||1903||Dance of the Bayadères||Victor Grand Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3030||10-in.||1/16/1901||Melody in F||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||A-905||7-in.||1/13/1904||Melody in F||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo||composer|
|Victor||B-905||10-in.||1/13/1904||Melody in F||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo||composer|
|Victor||C-2903||12-in.||11/22/1905||Clown dance||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-3490||10-in.||6/26/1906||Melody in F||Rosario Bourdon||Cello solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-3802||10-in.||9/6/1906||Rêve d'un prisonnier||Marcel Dupont [i.e., Carlos Cáceres]||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-6155||10-in.||4/28/1908||Wanderer's night song||Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8678||10-in.||3/2/1910||Melody in F||Vienna Quartet||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-8784||10-in.||4/1/1910||Melody in F||Victor E. Sorlin||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-8973||10-in.||5/17/1910||Romance, op. 44 no. 1||Vienna Quartet||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-9354||10-in.||8/17/1910||Der Asra||Mischa Ferenzo||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9978||10-in.||2/20/1911||Toréador et Andalouse||Balalaika Orchestra [i.e., Imperial Russian Balalaika Court Orchestra]||Balalaika orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10569||10-in.||6/19/1911||Melody in F||Victor Herbert's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10675||10-in.||7/5/1911||Melody in F||Charles Schuetze||Harp solo||composer|
|Victor||B-11554||10-in.||2/2/1912||Asra||Mischa Ferenzo||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-11735||10-in.||3/15/1912||Romance||Ada Sassoli||Harp solo||composer|
|Victor||B-11845||10-in.||4/10/1912||Rêve angélique||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-12068||10-in.||6/4/1912||Voices of the woods||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12203||10-in.||7/16/1912||Du bist wie eine Blume||George Hamlin||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12234||10-in.||7/25/1912||Since first I met thee||Nina Clarke Hooker||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-12243||10-in.||7/29/1912||Romanze||Victor String Quartet||String quartet||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rubinstein, Anton," accessed May 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948.
Rubinstein, Anton. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948.
"Rubinstein, Anton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 May 2022.
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