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Anton Rubinstein : A Life in Music - Philip S. Taylor

Anton Rubinstein

A Life in Music

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2007
ISBN: 9780253348715
Number Of Pages: 376

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The first modern biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this book places Rubinstein within the context of Russian and western European musical culture during the late 19th century, exploring his rise to international fame from humble origins in Bessarabia, as well as his subsequent rapid decline and marginalization in later musical culture. Taylor provides a balanced account of Rubinstein's life and his career as a piano virtuoso, conductor, composer, and as the founder of Russia's first conservatory. Widely considered the virtuosic heir to Liszt, and recognized internationally as an equivalent cultural icon, he performed with most leading musicians of the day, including Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and YsaAe.

" ... this is a valuable, much-needed and important study... I for one take my hat off to the author for a remarkable achievement."--Jeremy Nicholas, Gramaphone February 2008

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Note on Transliterationp. xxvii
Abbreviations for Sourcesp. xxix
Prologue: The Historical Contextp. 1
Return to Russia and First Opera, 1848-53p. 22
Foreign Tour, 1854-59p. 46
The Founding of the Russian Music Society and Russia's First Conservatory, 1859-67p. 82
Europe and America Concert Tour, 1867-73p. 123
A Villa at Peterhof and Operatic Successes, 1873-85p. 156
The Historical Concerts and Second Term as Director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1885-91p. 194
Dresden, 1891-94p. 220
Appendixesp. 239
Notesp. 283
Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780253348715
ISBN-10: 0253348714
Series: Russian Music Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Type: Annotated