Format: CD
Rel. Date: 06/16/2023
UPC: 5055354481505

Anton Rubinstein: Vc Cons Nos. 1-2 Alexander
Artist: Thomas-Werner Mifune
Format: CD


1. Rubinstein: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op.65 i Moderato con moto
2. ii Adagio
3. iii Allegro con fuoco
4. Rubinstein: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 96 i Allegro moderato
5. ii Andante
6. iii Allegro
7. Gretchaninov: Suite for Cello ; Orchestra Op. 86 i Ballade
8. ii Nocturne
9. iii Priere
10. iv Arabesque

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Anton Rubinstein (1829-94) was a central figure in the growth of Russian music in the second half of the 19th century. He was famous across Europe as a virtuoso pianist, but in Russia he was also well known as a composer, conductor and educator. In 1862, Rubinstein founded the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he would later teach Tchaikovsky. In 1866, Rubinstein's older brother, Nikolai, also an important pianist and composer, founded the Moscow Conservatory, and the two brothers played an important role in the consolidation of musical education in Russia. The cello concertos presented here demonstrate the two sides of Rubinstein's musical personality, combining aspects of the German techniques he had learned with distinctively Russian elements, especially in the folk-inspired melodies of their faster sections.