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By Philip S. Taylor

The first glossy biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this ebook areas Rubinstein in the context of Russian and western eu musical tradition through the overdue nineteenth century, exploring his upward thrust to foreign repute from humble origins in Bessarabia, in addition to his next speedy decline and marginalization in later musical tradition. Taylor presents a balanced account of Rubinstein’s lifestyles and his occupation as a piano virtuoso, conductor, composer, and because the founding father of Russia’s first conservatory. broadly thought of the virtuosic inheritor to Liszt, and famous across the world as an identical cultural icon, he played with so much top musicians of the day, together with Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and Ysaÿe.

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