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Rubinstein: Musical Portraits, Vol.2 (Joseph Banowetz) (Joseph Banowetz) (Marco Polo: 8.223847)


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One of the greatest virtuoso pianists of the 19th century, highly influential in Russian musical circles, and a gifted conductor, Anton Rubinstein, would have wished to be remembered as a famous opera and symphonic composer, and wrote a considerable amount of music in both forms. Yet little remains in the repertoire, and it was to be the salon pieces composed for piano, such as the Melody in F, by which his name is best remembered. As a young man he embarked on 24 portraits, the Kamennoi-ostrov (Rocky island), a monumental work lasting almost two hours. It mixes virtuosity with Rubinstein's gift of writing the most attractive melodies. This is the second of two discs.

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Item number 8223847
Barcode 730099384728
Release date 01/02/2000
Category Instrumental | Classical Music
Label Marco Polo
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Joseph Banowetz
Composers Anton Rubinstein
Disc: 1
Kamenniy-ostrov
1 XIII Moderato assai
2 XIV Moderato
3 XV Allegretto
4 XVI Allegro
5 XVII Allegro non troppo
6 XVIII Allegro non troppo
7 XIX Agitato
8 XX Allegretto con moto
9 XXI Moderato assai
10 XXII Andante
11 XXIII Moderato
12 XXIV Allegro con moto
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