Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Anton Rubinstein

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 Ysaye.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Contents<> Foreword by Leslie Howard Acknowledgments Introduction Note on Transliteration List of Abbreviations for Sources 1. Prologue: The Historical Context 2. Return to Russia and First Opera, 184853 3. Foreign Tour, 185459 4. The Founding of the Russian Music Society and Russia's First Conservatory, 185967 5. Europe and America Concert Tour, 186773 6. A Villa at Peterhof and Operatic Successes, 187385 7. The Historical Concerts and Second Term as Director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, 188591 8. Dresden, 189194 Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index

Promotional Information

The first modern biography in English of this virtuoso pianist and composer

About the Author

Philip S. Taylor, who died in 2007, was a member of the Institute of Translating and Interpreting, United Kingdom.


" ... 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

Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top