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Artur Rubinstein Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 January 1887Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire [now Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland]
Date of Death 20 December 1982Geneva, Switzerland  (natural causes)

Mini Bio (1)

Artur Rubinstein was born on January 28, 1887 in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire. He was married to Aniela Mlynarska. He died on December 20, 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Spouse (1)

Aniela Mlynarska (1932 - 20 December 1982) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (8)

Considered one of the greatest pianists of the century. Made his concert debut at the age of 4. Became a U.S. citizen during World War II.
Father of actor John Rubinstein.
Was fluent in eight languages.
Received U.S. citizenship in 1946.
Is generally regarded as one of the greatest interpreters of Frédéric Chopin, if not the greatest.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 692-694 (as Arthur Rubinstein). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
Studied with Paderewski in Switzerland and then embarked on his first tour of the U.S. at the age of twenty, giving forty concert performances.
Played in a concert with an orchestra by the age of twelve.

Personal Quotes (2)

Every day is the happiest day of my life.
[on arranging a concert repertoire] I believe in musical digestion. If you start with light pieces and play a forty-five minute sonata after the interlude, it's like starting dinner with hors d'oeuvres and dessert and finishing with a chateaubriand and vegetables.

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