Artur Rubinstein – Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra – DB 9188 - 78 RPM

Arthur Rubinstein (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) was a Polish American classical pianist. He received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers and many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time. He was described by The New York Times as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. He played in public for eight decades. Rubinstein was born in Łódź, Congress Poland (part of the Russian Empire for the entire time Rubinstein resided there) on January 28, 1887, to a Jewish family. He was the youngest of seven children of Felicja Blima Fajga (née Heiman) and Izaak Rubinstein. His father owned a small textile factory. Rubinstein's birth name was to be Leo, but his eight-year-old brother claimed that "His name must be Artur. Since Artur X (a neighbor's son) plays the violin so nicely, the baby may also become a great musician!" And so he was called Artur, although in English-speaking countries, he preferred to be known as Arthur Rubinstein. His United States impresario Sol Hurok, however, insisted he be billed as Artur, and records were released in the West under both versions of his name.

In 1904, Rubinstein moved to Paris to launch his career in earnest, where he met the composers Maurice Ravel and Paul Dukas and the violinist Jacques Thibaud. He also played Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in the presence of the composer. Through the family of Juliusz Wertheim (to whose understanding of Chopin's genius Rubinstein attributed his own inspiration in the works of that composer) he formed friendships with the violinist Paul Kochanski and composer Karol Szymanowski. Rubinstein made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1906, and thereafter toured the United States, Austria, Italy, and Russia. According to his own testimony and that of his son in François Reichenbach's film L'Amour de la vie (1969), he was not well received in the United States. By 1908, Rubinstein, destitute and desperate, hounded by creditors, and threatened with being evicted from his Berlin hotel room, made a failed attempt to hang himself. Subsequently, he said that he felt "reborn" and endowed with an unconditional love of life. In 1912, he made his London debut, and found a home there in the Edith Grove, Chelsea, musical salon of Paul and Muriel Draper, in company with Kochanski, Igor Stravinsky, Jacques Thibaud, Pablo Casals, Pierre Monteux and others

Record Details

Title

Artur Rubinstein – Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra – DB 9188

Artist

Artur Rubinstein

Instrument

Piano

Lyrics

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Conducted By

Walter Susskind

Genre

Western Instrumental 

Language

English

Label

HMV

Made In

England

Manufacture

The Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Serial No.

DB 9188

Side One

  • Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra OP. 43 – Introduction : Var I  - Theme, Vars, II To VI

 

Side Two

  • Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra OP. 43 – Vars, XXII (Conclusion) To XXIV

 

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

78 RPM

Record Condition

Excellent

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Artur Rubinstein
Instruments
Instrument - 1 Piano
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff
Record Details
Genre Western Instrumental
Label HMV
Language English
Size 12 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra OP. 43 – Introduction : Var I - Theme, Vars, II To VI
Side2 - Song2 Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra OP. 43 – Vars, XXII (Conclusion) To XXIV

Artur Rubinstein – Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini For Piano And Orchestra – DB 9188 - 78 RPM

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