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Rubinstein, Artur


Born Jan. 28, 1887, in Łódz. Polish pianist.

Rubinstein studied piano with A. Rózycki in Warsaw, with H. Barth and R. M. Breithaupt in Berlin, and later, with I. Paderewski in Morges, Switzerland. He made his debut in 1898 in Berlin. In 1910 he won a prize at an international pianists’ and composers’ competition organized in 1890 in St. Petersburg. He has toured many countries, including Russia (1910, 1911, and 1912) and the USSR (1934 and 1964). In 1939 he moved to the USA, and since 1954 he has lived in France.

Rubinstein’s pianism is virtuosic and elegant, as well as romantic, characterized by a poetic spirit, great emotionality, and color. His repertoire includes the complete works of Chopin, which he has recorded, as well as pieces by Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, K. Szymanowski, and various 20th-century Spanish composers. Rubinstein has performed in ensembles with J. Heifetz and G. Piatigorsky. He has also appeared in motion pictures. Rubinstein’s memoirs, My Young Years, were published in 1973.


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