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 151-175 of 218 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||98060||12-in.||1/30/1923||Romance||Duci De Kerékjártó||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98149||12-in.||5/8/1924||Staccato etude||Mischa Levitzki||Piano solo||composer|
|Columbia||W140885||10-in.||9/1/1925||Kammenoi-ostrow||W. C. Polla Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W98291||12-in.||7/14/1926||Romance in E-flat||Duci De Kerékjártó||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W98399||12-in.||9/26/1927||Romance||Sophie Braslau||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W98559||12-in.||6/26/1928||Romance||Sophie Braslau||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||6479||12-in.||approximately 1915||Melody in F||Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||35329||10-in.||between 1903 and 1911||Ne plachʹ diti︠a︡ (Не плачь дитя)||Iv. K. Goncharov||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||36032||10-in.||approximately 1912||O pechalʹ izʺ op. toska (О печаль изъ оп. тоска)||Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich Davydov||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||44620||10-in.||either 1916 or 1917||Der Asra||Johannes Sembach||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||59462||12-in.||approximately 1916||Sehnsucht||Johannes Sembach||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||195||10-in.||ca. June 1918||Rubinstein melodie||Vladimir Dubinsky||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||S-769||10-in.||approximately Aug. 1919||Melodie in F||Park Instrumental Quartette||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|OKeh||[OK cat 4343-b]||10-in.||1921||Melody in F||Julius Berger||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||1822||10-in.||approximately Feb. 1918||Romance in E flat||Ellen Keller||Violin solo||composer|
|Brunswick||5738||10-in.||approximately June 1921||Melody in F||Leopold Godowsky||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||X5755||12-in.||approximately June 1921||Kamennoi-ostrow||Leopold Godowsky||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||10436||10-in.||4/20/1923||Melody in F||Josef Hofmann||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||12460-12461||10-in.||2/5/1924||Melody in F||Leopold Godowsky||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||X12736-X12739||12-in.||3/25/1924||Kamennoi ostrow||Leopold Godowsky||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||13080-13082||10-in.||5/12/1924||Melody in F||Leopold Godowsky||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||X13092-X13093||12-in.||5/13/1924||Kammenoi ostrow||Leopold Godowsky||Piano solo||composer|
|Brunswick||1572½bm||12-in.||1/14/1929||Toreadore et Andalouse||Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The ; Julius Prüwer||Orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||XE28167||12-in.||9/6/1928||Kamennoi-ostrow||Brunswick Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||XE28409||12-in.||9/20/1928||Kamennoi-ostrow||Brunswick Concert Orchestra||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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