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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 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  
(Results 151-175 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.

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