Chopin: 19 Nocturnes (rec 1965)

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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Chopin: 19 Nocturnes (rec 1965)
Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

[ Sony Classical Originals / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 June 2011

"When we listen to Rubinstein at his finest, we come in contact with that rarest of rarities - a healthy, sanguine, affirmative genius. On disc, as it was in person, the playing is full-hearted and honest" Washington Post

."When we listen to Rubinstein at his finest, we come in contact with that rarest of rarities - a healthy, sanguine, affirmative genius. On disc, as it was in person, the playing is full-hearted and honest, without distortion or neurotic excess. Melodies, textures and ideas well over from the piano and flow from heart to heart."
- Washington Post

Rubinstein, Arthur (1887-1982), American pianist, best known as an interpreter of the romantic composers, especially of Frédéric Chopin. He was born in Lódz, Poland, and educated in Warsaw and Berlin. He made his professional debut as a child in 1901, appearing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by his teacher, the famed Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim.

With the German occupation of France in 1940, Rubinstein settled permanently in America, becoming a United States citizen in 1946 and later Americanizing the spelling of his name (originally Artur). He toured internationally, frequently played on the radio, and appeared on television and in motion pictures. His 1971 performance with the New York Philharmonic marked his 71st year as a performer. His autobiography appeared as My Young Years (1973) and My Many Years (1980).
"Rubinstein, Arthur," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2000