Originally broadcast as part of Public Television’s award-winning American Masters series, this 100th anniversary tribute, Rubinstein Remembered, traces the great pianist’s life from his origins in Lodz, Poland, through his final concert there in 1975, with interviews from family and friends, vintage stills, newsreels, home movies, TV interviews and performance footage.
Rubinstein Remembered is produced and directed by Peter Rosen and hosted by Rubinstein’s son, John (the actor, musician and conductor).
Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, German
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
AspectRead more Ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1
Run Time: 57 minutes Read less
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
The Tantalizing Tip of the IcebergOctober 17, 2017By Alain M. See All My Reviews"The P.B.S. programming that the synopsis alludes to was an ongoing series. I recall vividly watching the program, "Remembering Rubinstein" on 6 Sunday afternoons, in the mid to late 1980's on P.B.S. Watching the maestro become so visibly moved emotionally while the Israel Philharmonic played the country's national anthem, "Hatikvah". Snippets on this DVD were taken from that multi week series. I became so intrigued by the series that some years later, I inquired as to why P.B.S. never rebroadcast the programs. I received a written response explaining that it was not due to lack on interest by P.B.S. There was some contractual demand by the estate [Rubenstein's family] that could not be met. It was never disclosed as to what that might have been, and perhaps, remains in place. Very sad, indeed for the music loving public and those who loved Artur. So, this DVD is just a tantalizing tidbit of a 6 hour biography of a great, great man. I pray that one day, the full remaining series will, once again, be broadcast so we can marvel at the man and his music."Report Abuse