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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 201-218 of 218 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 11411 10-in. 1/3/1927 Rhapsodie russe Arrowhead Inn Orchestra ; Harold Veo Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 18806 10-in. 10/15/1928 Melody in F : Paraphrase Edison Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 19070 10-in. 3/4/1929 Romance Hotel Commodore Ensemble ; Bernhard Levitow Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison N-503 12-in. 10/15/1928 Melody in F : Paraphrase Edison Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison N-761 10-in. 3/4/1929 Romance Hotel Commodore Ensemble ; Bernhard Levitow Instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 139z 10-in. 1902 Demon's Song F. D. Augustov Baritone vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 446z[L] 10-in. 1902 Deh non plorar Mattia Battistini Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 1148r 10-in. June 1906 The night is calm M. A. Michailova Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1362F[o] 10-in. 12/29/1902 La nuit Félia Litvinne Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 2468r 10-in. 1907 Razbitoe serdt͡se (Разбитое сердце) Khor Kozakov Chorus composer  
Gramophone 2813L 10-in. 1905 The birds are gaily singing M. A. Michailova ; K. A. Tugarinova Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with piano composer  
Gramophone 2820b 10-in. Nov. 1902 Demonio : Aria Eugenio Giraldoni Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 3296e 10-in. 1/9/1906 Melodía en 'fa' W. H. Squire Cello solo composer  
Gramophone 7529L 10-in. 1908 Zooleyka M. N. Prchebiletzky Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 15847b 10-in. 9/14/1911 Es blinkt der tau Alexander Heinemann Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone y15863e 10-in. 10/26/1912 Ragtime improvisation on Rubinstein’s Melody in F Melville Gideon Piano solo composer  
Lindström 49933 10-in. approximately 1924 Romance, part I M. Michailow Violin solo, with piano composer  
Lindström 49934 10-in. approximately 1924 Romance, part II M. Michailow Violin solo, with piano composer  
(Results 201-218 of 218 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rubinstein, Anton," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948.

Rubinstein, Anton. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948.

"Rubinstein, Anton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102948

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