By Philip S. Taylor
The first glossy biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this publication areas Rubinstein in the context of Russian and western ecu musical tradition throughout the overdue nineteenth century, exploring his upward push to foreign popularity 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 the world over as an similar cultural icon, he played with so much prime musicians of the day, together with Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and Ysaÿe.
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Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies) by Philip S. Taylor