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Arthur Rubinstein - The Complete Album Collection


Release Date: 01/10/2012 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 193691  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinIsaac AlbenizFranz SchubertJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Artur RubinsteinRobert MaasGermain PrévostAlphonse Onnou,   ... 
Conductor:  Albert CoatesSir John BarbirolliSir Thomas BeechamWalter Susskind,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraPro Arte String Quartet membersRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 144 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Never before have all Arthur Rubinstein albums been available together like this. Arthur Rubinstein – The Complete Album Collection features all of the legendary pianist’s issued recordings made by RCA Victor between 1940 and 1976, plus one recording issued on the DECCA label in 1978. Also included in this set are the recordings Rubinstein made in England for the His Master’s Voice (HMV) label between 1928 and 1940. As a bonus, this special package also has the sensational world-premiere release of two Carnegie Hall concerts recorded on December 8 and 10, 1961.

This
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142 CDs plus 2 LIMITED EDITION DVDs The complete studio and live recordings of solo, concerto and chamber music repertoire on RCA Red Seal in their best remasterings, using SACD and XRCD mastering sources
– All EMI recordings originally released on RCA
3 BONUS CDs with highlights from Rubinstein’s legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall recitals
– More than 3 hours of previously unreleased music
– Three Chopin works and a Debussy work new to Rubinstein’s discography
– First-ever release of a whole Chopin collection
2 BONUS DVDs which include:
– Rubinstein Remembered, a documentary tracing the great pianist’s life
– The Benefit Recital for Israel, from 1975
164-PAGE FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER BOOK with:
– New liner notes by Rubinstein biographer Harvey Sachs
– Essay by John Rubinstein
– Photos shot and selected by Eva Rubinstein
– Essay on Rubinstein’s 1961 Carnegie Hall recitals
– Complete discography in alphabetical and chronological order, featuring 78s, 45s and LPs
– Track listings with complete discographical notes

R E V I E W:

Arthur Rubinstein’s 82 years before the public comprised one of the longest and most fulfilling piano careers in history. He adored giving concerts, and audiences in turn responded to the communicative immediacy and emotional balance governing the pianist’s red-blooded and generous approach to music making. Rubinstein also loved to make recordings, and he left behind a considerable discography that basically began in 1928 and ended during the 89-year-old veteran’s final concert season in 1976. You consistently notice his robust, singing tone and rhythmic backbone, without any trace of artifice or exaggeration. That said, Rubinstein’s shellac and mono LP efforts often prove more vibrant and spontaneous (albeit cavalier at times) in contrast to his more carefully considered, textually conscientious, and technically polished studio sessions from the 1960s and 1970s.

To anticipate the 125th anniversary of Rubinstein’s birth in 2012, Sony/BMG has brought out The Complete Album Collection, a comprehensive edition of Rubinstein’s entire recorded output for RCA Victor. It also includes his HMV sessions (many of which were issued by RCA in the United States), the 1976 Brahms D minor concerto released by Decca, plus all of the previously unpublished and bonus material that first appeared in RCA’s similarly scaled 1999 Rubinstein Collection. As a bonus, The Complete Album Collection offers two DVDs, a 1975 Pasadena recital newly titled “The Benefit Concerto for Israel”, and “Rubinstein Remembered”, a Peter Rosen documentary, plus three CDs devoted to previously unpublished material from Rubinstein¹s historic 1961 Carnegie Hall recital series.

This collection is similar to Sony/BMG’s Heifetz Complete Album Collection in that common sense and logic govern the label’s “original jacket” program conception. Individual volumes are sequentially organized by original LP release date, packaged in facsimile jackets that replicate the original LP cover art. The first 14 CDs present all of Rubinstein¹s shellac recordings not released on LP by RCA in more-or-less chronological order. A large hardcover book contains a table of contents that provides full discographical information for each volume, along with two discographies respectively listed by composer and recording dates. In addition, the book contains many unpublished photographs, a loving and frank memoir by Rubinstein¹s musician/actor son John (the same one that appeared in the 1999 Rubinstein Edition), an essay by Rubinstein biographer Harvey Sachs, a clear and cogent overview of the collection and how it was put together written by producer Robert Russ, plus a note from Jon Samuels discussing the newly unearthed Carnegie Hall material.

According to Russ, each item’s most recently remastered edition in the Sony/BMG catalog provides the basis for the present set’s sonic upgrades. Generally speaking, the Complete Album Collection transfers’ heightened presence and definition proves more subtle than striking in relation to the 1999 Edition, and those who already own the latter need not replace it. However, Rubinstein acolytes will be curious about the previously unpublished Carnegie Hall material. In almost every case, the live selections boast greater animation, spontaneity, and verve than their relatively reigned in, note-accurate studio counterparts.

Selections otherwise unrepresented in Rubinstein’s discography will hold special interest, such as the magnificently played Debussy L’isle joyeuse and Scriabin Prelude for the Left Hand, and gorgeously projected renditions of Chopin’s Op. 25 No. 2 and Op. 10 No. 12 (“Revolutionary”) Etudes. At long last we get to hear the sole surviving account of Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petrouchka played by its dedicatee. By all accounts, Rubinstein was reluctant to commit his interpretation to disc due to his numerous textual changes and simplifications. Moreover, his playing is far from note perfect, although the performance gains accuracy and assurance as it progresses. Yet Rubinstein’s unerring sense of character and dramatic momentum come across through perfectly judged transitions and dynamic scaling, and he truly inhabits the music.

Certain Rubinstein recordings retain reference status to this day, such as the stereo Chopin Waltzes and French Collection, Beethoven¹s Third Concerto with Erich Leinsdorf, and the stereo Brahms F minor sonata. Yet some of the collection’s finest performances have been overlooked and undervalued. For example, the 1956 Beethoven Emperor Concerto with Josef Krips abounds with virility and freshly conceived phrasings that Rubinstein’s more “stylistically aware” remakes don’t quite match, while the earlier, quicker, more conversationally conceived late Brahms traversals prove equally disarming. The live Carnegie Hall Schumann Arabesque is all heartfelt song, and easily surpasses Rubinstein’s three studio attempts.

Even in a catalog packed with great recorded Chopin Barcarolles, Rubinstein’s expansive ritards in the coda underline the music’s tenderness and harmonic tension more movingly than anyone else, especially in the live 1964 Moscow concert. The Liszt E-flat concerto with Dorati shows off Rubinstein on particularly audacious form, as does his earlier HMV rendition of his namesake Anton Rubinstein’s Valse Caprice. Although Rubinstein disparaged his 1946 Chopin Préludes as “not good enough”, I’m drawn to their angular, hard-hitting countenance, avoidance of surface charm, and lack of sentimentality.

And while Rubinstein admittedly bangs out the Beethoven Appassionata finale’s coda to the gallery in the aforementioned Israel benefit recital, what long-lined nobility and unhurried poise the 88-year-old master achieves in the Andante con moto! When the mono LP-era Chopin Mazurkas first gained reissue in 1999, I felt that they struck a happy medium between the more familiar HMV shellac set’s sprinting sparkle and the valedictory stereo remake’s breadth and repose. Still, all three versions significantly differ to the point where a clear-cut preference is difficult, even impossible to make.

In sum, Sony/BMG’s caring, meticulous, and practical production values do ample justice to Rubinstein’s recorded legacy. All serious piano collectors should consider treating themselves to this unique boxed set while it is available.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/18/1928 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1929 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1929 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/18/1928 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1928 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1929 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 39 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 01/24/1929 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 2, Capriccio in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1928 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 1, Evocación by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1929 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
11.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 4, Córdoba by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1929 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
12.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1930 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13.
Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/14/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
14.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 10 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/03/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/07/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
16.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1936 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
17.
El amor brujo: Dance of Terror by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1930 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
18.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1930 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano": no 1, Prélude by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1931 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/09/1931 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 23 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1930 
Venue:  Studio C, Small Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 01/08/1931 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 35 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1932 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 31 Minutes 8 Secs. 
24.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 2, Moreninha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1931 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
25.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 6, A Pobrezinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1931 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
26.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 7, Polichinelle by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1931 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
27.
Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1931 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
28.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 3, Forlane by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1934 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
29.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Maas (Cello), Germain Prévost (Viola), Alphonse Onnou (Violin),
Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 36 Minutes 52 Secs. 
30.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pawel Kochanski (Piano), Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/15/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 22 Secs. 
31.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/12/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
32.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
33.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: 10/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
34.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
35.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
36.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
37.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/06/1936 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris, France 
Length: 20 Minutes 57 Secs. 
38.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/06/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 57 Secs. 
39.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
40.
Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
41.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/02/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
42.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/05/1934 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 
43.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 49 Secs. 
44.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/22/1932 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
45.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 04/05/1937 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 33 Minutes 10 Secs. 
46.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
47.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 58 Secs. 
48.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 4/3/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
49.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1833 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 45 Secs. 
50.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
51.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
52.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
53.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
54.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
55.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
56.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
57.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
58.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
59.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 35 Secs. 
60.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
61.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
62.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
63.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1840; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
64.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
65.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
66.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
67.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
68.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1849; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
69.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1849 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
70.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 140 "A Emile Gaillard" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
71.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 33 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
72.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
73.
Mouvements perpétuels (3) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
Date of Recording: 11/13/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
74.
Napoli by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; France 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1947 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
75.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1934 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
76.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 1 in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/05/1941 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
77.
Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78: 3rd movement, Menuetto by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1936 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
78.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 2 in B flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1941 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
79.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 2, Intermezzo in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/26/1941 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
80.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1947 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
81.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 6, Intermezzo in E flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/26/1941 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
82.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 7, Intermezzo in A minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1941 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
83.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1947 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
84.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119: no 3, Intermezzo in C major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1941 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
85.
Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1947 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
86.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1941 
Length: 12 Minutes 59 Secs. 
87.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1/1947 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
88.
Valse-Caprice for Piano in E flat major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/07/1935 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
89.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/30/1947 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 30 Minutes 24 Secs. 
90.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/16/1947 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 22 Minutes 14 Secs. 
91.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119: no 4, Rhapsody in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1941 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
92.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/12/1947 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
93.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 3, Ballade in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1941 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
94.
Hungarian Dances (10) for Piano solo: no 4 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
95.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 04/03/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 10 Secs. 
96.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 12/04/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
97.
Images for Piano, Set 2: no 3, Poissons d'or by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Date of Recording: 11/03/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
98.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 2, Hommage à Rameau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Date of Recording: 11/03/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
99.
Préludes, Book 2: no 8, Ondine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 11/03/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
100.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 1 in G flat Major, Sostenuto molto rubato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
101.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 2 in E minor, Moderato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
102.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 3, Moderato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
103.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 6, Vivace (Junacko) by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
104.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Lentamente by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
105.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 2, Andante by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
106.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 3, Allegretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
107.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 12, Assai moderato by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
108.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 6, Con eleganza by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
109.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 7, Pittoresco by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
110.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 10, Ridicolosamente by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
111.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 11, Con vivacità by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
112.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 18, Con una dolce lentezza by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
113.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 13, Allegretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
114.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 16, Dolente by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
115.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 14, Feroce by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
116.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 1, Branquinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
117.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 5, Negrinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
118.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 8, Bruxa by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
119.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 2, Moreninha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
120.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 6, A Pobrezinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
121.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 7, Polichinelle by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
122.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
123.
Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1961 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
124.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1975 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York 
Length: 38 Minutes 31 Secs. 
125.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/10/1975 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 37 Minutes 29 Secs. 
126.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
127.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961 
128.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1969 
129.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1969 
130.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3: 3rd movement, Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/23/1945 
131.
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1945 
132.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 1, Branquinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
133.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 2, Moreninha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
134.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 3, Caboclinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
135.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 5, Negrinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
136.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 6, A Pobrezinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
137.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 7, Polichinelle by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
138.
A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 8, Bruxa by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 05/1941 
139.
Suite floral, W 117: no 3, Alegria na horta by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1918; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 11/04/1941 
140.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 1 in G flat Major, Sostenuto molto rubato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1946 
141.
Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 5, Ipanema by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
Date of Recording: 08/26/1946 
142.
Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 9, Sumaré by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
Date of Recording: 08/26/1946 
143.
Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 11, Larenjeiras by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
Date of Recording: 08/26/1946 
144.
Preludes (3) for Piano: no 2 in C sharp minor, Andante con moto e poco rubato by George Gershwin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1946 
145.
Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1946 
146.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 2 in E minor, Moderato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1946 
147.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 3, Moderato by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1946 
148.
Mazurkas (20) for Piano, Op. 50: no 4, Allegramente by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1946 
149.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Emanuel Feuermann (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
150.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Emanuel Feuermann (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
151.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
152.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1972 
153.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Philippe Gaubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1939 
154.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 26 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano), David Soyer (Cello), John Dalley (Violin),
Michael Tree (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
155.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 15 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  David Soyer (Cello), Michael Tree (Viola), Artur Rubinstein (Piano),
John Dalley (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876-1879; France 
Date of Recording: 1970 
156.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 15 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paganini String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876-1879; France 
Date of Recording: 1949 
157.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paganini String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1949 
158.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1944 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H 
Length: 32 Minutes 25 Secs. 
159.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
160.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
161.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
162.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
163.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
164.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
165.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, H 17 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
166.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
167.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
168.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
169.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1949 
170.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
171.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
172.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/11/1957 
173.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: C1957 
174.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/21/1958 
175.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
176.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
177.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
178.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
179.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1841 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
180.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1953 
181.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
182.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
183.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
184.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/23/1964 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
185.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/23/1964 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
186.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/24/1964 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
187.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/25/1964 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
188.
Bolero for Piano in C major/A major, B 81/Op. 19 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1962 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
189.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
190.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
191.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
192.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1841 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1963 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
193.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1975 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 39 Minutes 20 Secs. 
194.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1975 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 31 Minutes 9 Secs. 
195.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1964 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 32 Minutes 58 Secs. 
196.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/02/1965 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 33 Minutes 24 Secs. 
197.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962-63 
198.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962 
199.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961 
200.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961 
201.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 1 in F major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1965 
202.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 2 in D major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1965 
203.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1962 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 
204.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1962 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 46 Secs. 
205.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1962 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 19 Minutes 19 Secs. 
206.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1963 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 23 Minutes 58 Secs. 
207.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/22/1965 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 35 Minutes 57 Secs. 
208.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1965 
Venue:  RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 21 Minutes 14 Secs. 
209.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/23/1961 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
210.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/23/1961 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
211.
Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 50 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1950 
212.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Artur Rubinstein (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
Date of Recording: 1950 
213.
Pièces pittoresques (10) for Piano: no 10, Scherzo-valse by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1881; France 
214.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 33 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
215.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano: no 2 in D flat major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
216.
Mouvements perpétuels (3) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
217.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
218.
Miroirs: La vallée des cloches by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
219.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
220.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano: no 3 in A flat major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
221.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello), Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1950 
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Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Emanuel Feuermann (Cello), Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854/1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1941 

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 Mon plus beau coffret. January 14, 2014 By Jean-Pierre L. (Piedmont, QC) See All My Reviews "Un merveilleux produit que j'ai obtenu à prix modique. Le grand Arthur mis en boîte de façon merveilleuse. Un beau livre plein de belles photos du maître avec des personnages aussi célèbres accompagne des disques avec pochettes proches des originaux. Des enregistrements merveilleusement remasterizés. Une collection à ne pas manquer." Report Abuse
 A Fine Rubinstein Tribute at an Affordable Price January 12, 2012 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "The recordings of Arthur Rubinstein have been well treated on Compact Disc. Some of RCA’s first CD issues of analogue recordings were devoted to Rubinstein, although the early remastering left much to be desired. (I worked at a classical record store on Cleveland’s Shaker Square when a Tchaikovsky/Grieg disc was issued. The manager said it would never sell because it originated as an analogue recording – in fact all our copies sold within two days.) Most of Rubinstein’s stereo recordings have received multiple CD issues, a testament to the pianist’s continuing popularity with the public. The mono recordings have not had such broad distribution which has contributed to a distorted picture of the pianist’s legacy. RCA’s Complete Rubinstein Collection, issued as an expensive box in 1999, gathered together all of Rubinstein’s recordings for RCA, HMV/EMI, and a single recording he made for Decca/London – it also contained a two CD set of interviews and previously unissued recordings. Now we have this Original Album Collection. Contained herein is everything from the 1999 box, except for the 1964 Moscow recital, which is available elsewhere on CD and DVD. This set also includes three CDs of previously unpublished live recordings (more on those later) – making for a total of over 100 hours containing a huge swath of solo, concerto, and chamber repertoire – at a fraction of the price of the 1999 box. With the exception of a 78RPM disc made for the Polish Favorit label in 1910 (never transferred to a modern format), Rubinstein refused to record during the pre-electric era – he complained the old acoustic recording process made the piano sound “like a banjo”. So the earliest recording here was made when Rubinstein was already 41 years old. It’s fascinating to trace Rubinstein’s evolution as an interpreter over a 48 year period. In general, Rubinstein’s earlier performances of shorter works, such as Chopin Mazurkas and Nocturnes, are freer and more imaginative than the later remakes. The younger Rubinstein also has greater control of pianissimo, which can clearly be heard even in the earliest recordings. Conversely, Rubinstein’s sense of structure, particularly in larger scale works, improved with advancing years. The pianist’s stereo remakes of Beethoven’s Opp. 13, 31, No. 3, and 81a sonatas, Chopin’s Op. 35 sonata, and the Brahms Op. 5 sonata, are head and shoulders above the earlier versions. The flip side is that, by the 1960s, Rubinstein had become conscious of his role as an “elder-statesman” of the piano and that he was recording “for posterity” – resulting in a loss of spontaneity. Also, his recordings from the mid-1960s onward are increasingly marred by the lack of a true pianissimo in his playing – possibly a result of deteriorating hearing. Many of the pianist’s mid-period recordings, such as the Chopin Polonaises from 1951, marry the best of both worlds. We are doubly lucky that many of Rubinstein’s best performed recordings (especially in concertos) were also made during RCA’s “Living Stereo” era – when that company’s recording engineers were putting out their best work. By the mid-1960s, RCA’s engineers were experimenting with multiple-miking which marred his later concerto recordings, despite digital remastering Now to the newly issued material: These stem from the 1961 series of ten Carnegie Hall recitals given by Rubinstein (truly “given”, as he donated the entire proceeds to charity). Four works are new to Rubinstein’s recorded repertoire: Falla’s Dance of the Miller’s Wife; Debussy’s L’Isle Joyeuse; Scriabin’s Nocturne for the Left Hand, and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. The Scriabin is proof that Rubinstein’s left-hand technique was secure, despite an inconsequential wrong note at the beginning. The Falla and Debussy have an orgiastic brio that allows one to forgive the many missing details. Performances like these must have led Harold Schonberg to write that “Rubinstein played with the great pelvic thrust”. The Stravinsky is most interesting, as it was written expressly for Rubinstein (with the pianist’s assistance) and the composer gave Rubinstein carte-blanche to make any changes he felt appropriate. The most significant change is that Rubinstein reinstates the “drum-roll” interludes between the three scenes. The Russian Dance starts out roughly, with several wrong notes and some unsteadiness, before settling down for the scene in Petrouchka’s Room. In the Shrovetide Fair scene, Rubinstein throws caution to the wind and gives a full throttle, adrenaline fused performance – overwhelming in its savagery. This is the Rubinstein that music lovers over a certain age reminisce about – one never heard in the more cautious studio recordings. The remaining works have been recorded elsewhere by Rubinstein, but when performing live, the pianist was notably more flexible, poetic, and exciting than in the studio. The set also includes two DVDs: Rubinstein Remembered, a 1987 documentary hosted by the pianist’s son, John Rubinstein; and Recital for Israel – a 1975 performance at Ambassador College in Pasadena, California. There is also a CD only version of this recital, although the playing is far from Rubinstein’s best and I have no doubt the pianist would be displeased by its release. This set uses the best existing transfers of each recording, which in most cases means the superb 1999 remasters by Jon Samuels. A few exceptions include SACD hybrid remasters of selected Living Stereo items. Of course, the three discs of new material are newly remastered, but the source material (monaural cassette tapes owned by John Rubinstein, and RCA tapes recorded using an AMPEX noise reduction curve that flattened Rubinstein’s tone), is less than optimal. Still, these remain eminently listenable. The sound in the Ambassador College DVD has been sweetened and is more palatable than previous issues – though still far from ideal. Given the sheer amount of music in this set, the quality of the performances, the care devoted to remastering and documentation, and the price, I can’t think of a better value on the market for Rubinstein fans – casual or devoted. Highest recommendation." Report Abuse
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