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 eu musical tradition in the course of the past due nineteenth century, exploring his upward thrust to foreign popularity from humble origins in Bessarabia, in addition to his next quick 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 such a lot top 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