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Legendary Rubinstein! - Chopin

Rubinstein, Artur
Release Date: 06/18/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 302502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

EMI Classics is proud to release a new 3-CD box set dedicated to an iconic artist: Arthur Rubinstein. Legendary Rubinstein! is a complete compilation of Nocturnes and Mazurkas by Chopin in a multipack. Rubinstein's beautiful recordings of the Chopin Nocturnes and Mazurkas show a unique balance between the spontaneity and mature consideration that went into these readings. Rubinstein's deep musical insight is always apparent, reflected in the rich tone, fiery energy and musical poetry he brings to the Mazurkas.

Born in Lódz, Poland in 1887, Arthur Rubinstein was recognized as one of the greatest Chopin interpreters of his time and one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He gave his first concert performance at
Read more the age of 7 and made his official debut in Berlin in Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1900. His raw talent led him to tour internationally all across Europe, the United States, and South America.

In 1932, however, Rubinstein found that it was time to reinvent his technique. After he showed this to the world, it became clear to everyone that Rubinstein's gift of interpretation and performance were finally being fully brought into the light. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. 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 
2. 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 
3. 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 
4. 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 
5. 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 
6. 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 
7. 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 
8. 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 
9. 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 
10. 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 
11. 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 
12. 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 
13. 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 
14. 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 
15. 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 
16. 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 
17. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1833 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
18. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1936-37 
19. 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 
20. 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 
21. 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 
22. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
23. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
24. Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 

Sound Samples

19 Nocturnes: No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 9 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 2 in E flat major Op. 9 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 3 in B major Op. 9 No. 3
19 Nocturnes: No. 4 in F Major Op. 15 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 5 in F sharp major Op. 15 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 6 in G minor Op. 15 No. 3
19 Nocturnes: No. 7 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 8 in D flat major Op. 27 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 9 in B major Op. 32 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 10 in A flat major Op. 32 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 11 in G minor Op. 37 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 12 in G major Op. 37 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 13 in C minor Op. 48 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 14 in F sharp minor Op. 48 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 15 in F minor Op. 55 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 16 in E flat major Op. 55 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 17 in B major Op. 62 No. 1
19 Nocturnes: No. 18 in E major Op. 62 No. 2
19 Nocturnes: No. 19 in E minor Op. 72 No. 1(posthumous)
Mazurkas: No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 6 No. 1
Mazurkas: No. 2 in C sharp minor Op. 6 No. 2
Mazurkas: No. 3 in E Op. 6 No. 3
Mazurkas: No. 4 in E flat minor Op. 6 No. 4
Mazurkas: No. 5 in B flat Op. 7 No. 1
Mazurkas: No. 6 in A minor Op. 7 No. 2
Mazurkas: No. 7 in F minor Op. 7 No. 3
Mazurkas: No. 8 in A flat Op. 7 No. 4
Mazurkas: No. 9 in C Op. 7 No. 5
Mazurkas: No. 10 in B flat Op. 17 No. 1
Mazurkas: No. 11 in E minor Op. 17 No. 2
Mazurkas: No. 12 in A flat Op. 17 No. 3
Mazurkas: No. 13 in A minor Op. 17 No. 4
Mazurkas: No. 14 in G minor Op. 24 No. 1
Mazurkas: No. 15 in C Op. 24 No. 2
Mazurkas: No. 16 in A flat Op. 24 No. 3
Mazurkas: No. 17 in B flat minor Op. 24 No. 4
Mazurkas: No. 18 in C minor Op. 30 No. 1
Mazurkas: No. 19 in B minor/F sharp minor Op. 30 No. 2
Mazurkas: No. 20 in D flat Op. 30 No. 3
Mazurkas: No. 21 in C sharp minor Op. 30 No. 4
Mazurkas: No. 22 in G sharp minor Op. 33 No. 1
Mazurkas: No. 23 in D Op. 33 No. 2
Mazurkas: No. 24 in C Op. 33 No. 3
Mazurkas: No. 25 in B minor Op. 33 No. 4

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