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Arthur Rubinstein Plays

Chopin / Rachmaninoff / Rubinstein
Release Date: 05/25/2004 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4275  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein

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Arthur Rubinstein, one of the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century, performs an all-Chopin concert in an intimate private setting and the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff from the Producer’s Showcase series. This DVD is comprised of two previously-released programs: The Tribute to Chopin including the Scherzo in C-sharp minor, Nocturne in F-sharp, Mazurka in C-sharp minor and the Polonaise in A-flat. From the Festival of Music (Vol.1) 1956 telecasts, Rubinstein performs the A-flat Polonaise and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Arthur Rubinstein, one of the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century, performs an all-Chopin concert in an intimate private setting and the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff from the Producer’s Showcase series. This DVD is comprised of two previously-released programs: The Tribute to Chopin including the Scherzo in C-sharp minor, Nocturne in F-sharp, Mazurka in C-sharp minor and the Polonaise in A-flat. From the Festival of Music (Vol.1) 1956 telecasts, Rubinstein performs the A-flat Polonaise and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 4 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
2. 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),  
3. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
4. 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 
5. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 

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