By Philip S. Taylor
The 1st sleek biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this publication areas Rubinstein in the context of Russian and western eu musical tradition throughout the past due nineteenth century, exploring his upward thrust to overseas reputation from humble origins in Bessarabia, in addition to his next swift decline and marginalization in later musical tradition. Taylor presents a balanced account of Rubinstein’s existence and his profession as a piano virtuoso, conductor, composer, and because the founding father of Russia’s first conservatory. largely thought of the virtuosic inheritor to Liszt, and well-known the world over as an an identical cultural icon, he played with so much major musicians of the day, together with Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and Ysaÿe.
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At ¤rst we were comfortably well off. All three families lived and worked together as one household. But this did not last long. Soon we moved to Ordïnka in the Zamoskvorechye. It was here in Ordïnka where father split up with his brother and his brother’s wife’s brother. 14 By this time the household had been enlarged by the birth of a daughter, Lyubov, in the early 1830s, and by Nikolay who was born in Moscow on 2/14 June 1835. The Rubinsteins eventually settled in the Zamoskvorechye, an area of Moscow traditionally associated with the manufacture of goods, such as linen and canvas, much of it supplied to the royal court.
Lev Aronovich Barenboym, ed. A. G. Rubinsteyn: Literaturnoye naslediye [A. G. Rubinstein: Literary heritage]. 3 vols. Moscow: Muzïka, 1983–86. Alexander M’Arthur [Lillian McArthur]. Anton Rubinstein: A Biographical Sketch. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1889. A. A. Neustroyev. “Aleksandr Villoing i pervoye kontsertnoye puteshestviye po Evropye A. G. Rubinshteyna, 1840–1842” [Alexander Villoing and A. G. Rubinstein’s ¤rst European concert tour, 1840–1842). Russkaya starina 65, no. 1 (January 1890).
He was often thought to be a poet and a dreamer, and consequently lacked the qualities needed to make his business thrive. Although his education had been patchy and he had never received any systematic instruction, he was considered an educated man and spoke Russian and German perfectly. ” If Nikolay took after his father, Anton was much closer to his mother. Kaleriya, in all respects, was strong and willful, had stoical courage, and ruled the Rubinstein household with an iron rod. ”16 Many of Kaleriya Khristoforovna’s traits later appeared in Anton’s character.