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|
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.
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