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Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein (Russian: Анто́н Григо́рьевич Рубинште́йн, tr. Anton Grigor'evič Rubinštejn) (November 28 [O.S. November 16] 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 (but was not related to the later Polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein (1887–1982)).

As a pianist, Rubinstein ranks amongst 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 Pyotr Ilyich 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 also composed a large number of other works, including five piano concertos, six symphonies and a large number of solo piano works along with a substantial output of works for chamber ensemble.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Les deux sonates pour alto et piano Johannes Brahms, Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн; Jan Talich Sr., Stanislav Bogunia 1
1991 Fantaisie Op. 84 / Concertstuck Op. 113 (Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor Oliver Dohnányi; Joseph Banowetz, piano) Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн 1
1991 Two Sonatas for Cello and Piano Anton Rubinstein; Gert Von Bülow, José Ribera 1
1992 Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor Alfred Walter; Joseph Banowetz, piano) Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн 1
1992 String Quartets I & II (The Royal String Quartet Copenhagen) Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн 1
1992 Symphony No. 5 / Dmitry Donsky / Faust (George Enescu State Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor Horia Andreescu) Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн 1
1994 Viola Sonata / Quintet for Piano & Winds Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн 1
1997 Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70 / Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 (Moscow Symphony Orchestra) Rubinstein / Rachmaninoff 1
2004 Piano Quintets Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov; Felicja Blumental 1
2004 Sonates pour alto Op. 49 / pour violon Op. 98 Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн; Pierre Franck, Dana Ciocarlie 1
2005 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 38: Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no. 4 in D minor / Scharwenka: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor Anton Rubinstein, Xaver Scharwenka; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern, Marc-André Hamelin 2
2007 Cello Concertos Anton Rubinstein; Werner Thomas-Mifune, Bamberger Symphoniker, Yuri Ahronovich 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique" / Piano Works Compilation Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein, Balakirew, Liapunow 1

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