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Anton Rubinstein

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 28th, 1829 (Ofatinți), Died November 20th, 1894 (Petergof)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 218 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-12258 12-in. 6/28/1912 Rêve angelique Victor Herbert's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-12806 10-in. 1/17/1913 Wanderers Nachtlied Geraldine Farrar ; Ernestine Schumann-Heink Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12807 12-in. 1/17/1913 Der Engel Geraldine Farrar ; Ernestine Schumann-Heink Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12866 12-in. 2/4/1913 Es blinkt der Tau Mrs. Frederick Seeman Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-13130 12-in. 4/15/1913 Der Engel Geraldine Farrar ; Louise Homer Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13266 10-in. 5/12/1913 Es blinkt der Tau D. Wormser Zither solo composer  
Victor B-13864 10-in. 9/26/1913 Es blinkt der Tau George Hamlin Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-13877 12-in. 9/30/1913 Romance in E flat Jan Kubelík Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-14576 12-in. 3/16/1914 Sphärenmusik : Molto lento Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-14576 10-in. 4/2/1924 Music of the spheres : Molto lento Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-14689 10-in. 4/9/1914 Solitude Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with piano and balalaika orchestra composer  
Victor B-14926 10-in. 6/2/1914 Romance Tollefsen Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor C-15174 12-in. 9/3/1914 Melody in F : Half and half Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-15779 12-in. 3/11/1915 Melody in F : Variations Ferdinand Himmelreich Piano solo composer  
Victor B-16117 10-in. 6/21/1915 Es blinkt der Tau Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-16610 12-in. 10/7/1915 Quartet for strings : Molto lento Victor String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor C-16803 12-in. 11/23/1915 Kammenoi Ostrov Pauline A. McArthur Piano solo composer  
Victor B-17657 10-in. 5/11/1916 Asra (Der shklaf) Bertha Hirsch Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17678 10-in. 5/15/1916 Melody in F Hans Kindler Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-17784 10-in. 6/2/1916 Melody in F Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with string quartet and harp composer  
Victor B-18123 10-in. 7/14/1916 Since first I met thee John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19243 10-in. 3/6/1917 Romance demonha Bernardo Olshansky Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-19485 12-in. 4/15/1917 Ah, mon sort! Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-20635 10-in. 8/17/1917 Toréadore et Andalouse Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-20960 10-in. 11/9/1917 Vid nattetid Grace Eklund Carlson ; Florence Eklund Reims Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 218 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rubinstein, Anton," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948.

Rubinstein, Anton. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948.

"Rubinstein, Anton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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