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ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN: MILESTONES OF THE PIANIST OF THE CENTURY (10 CDS)
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN: MILESTONES OF THE PIANIST OF THE CENTURY (10 CDS)

ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN: MILESTONES OF THE PIANIST OF THE CENTURY (10 CDS)

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10 CD set containing 12 classic vinyl LPs from legendary Polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein. They are benchmark recordings of the great piano concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Grieg, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and above all those by Chopin, whose music Rubinstein so masterly interpreted to earn a place in musical history.

He is partnered by orchestras such as Symphony of the Air, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductors Alfred Wallenstein, Fritz Reiner, Josef Krips, Witold Rowicki, and violinists Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky.

DISC 1

CHOPIN
1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, I. Maestoso 
2. II. Larghetto 
3. III. Allegro vivace 


4. Andante Spianato und Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op. 22 

Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein


5. LISZT: Mephisto - Walzer 

DISC 2
1. RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, I. Moderato. Allegro -
2. II. Adagio sostenuto 
3. III. Allegro scherzando 

Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
4. LISZT: Funerailles, No. 7 aus Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses 
5. Valse Impromptu in A flat 
6. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, Op. 62 
7. Ungarische Rhapsodie No. 10 in E flat major 
8. Consolation No. 3 in D flat major 
9. Ungarische Rhapsodie No. 12 in C-sharp minor 

DISC 3
1. TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso 
2. II. Andante semplice 
3. III. Allegro con fuoco 

Dmitri Mitropoulos, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra


4. GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, I. Allegro molto moderato -
5. II. Adagio 
6. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato 

Alfred Wallenstein, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

DISC 4
1. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, I. Allegro con brio 
2. II. Largo 
3. III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando 


4. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, I. Allegro moderato 
5. II./III. Andante con moto/Rondo vivace 

Josef Krips, Symphony of the Air

DISC 5
1. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV 491, I. Allegro -
2. II. Larghetto 
3. III. Allegretto 

Josef Krips, Symphony of the Air


4. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV 453, I. Allegro 
5. II. Andante 
6. III. Allegretto 

Alfred Wallenstein, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

DISC 6
1. BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83, I. Allegro non troppo 
2. II. Allegro appassionato 
3. III. Andante. Piú adagio. Tempo I -
4. IV. Allegretto grazioso. Un poco più presto 

Witold Rowicki, Philharmonic Orchestra of Narodowej


5. SCHUMANN: Symphonische Etüden, Op. 13, Nos. 1-12 
6. Arabeske C-Dur, op.18 

DISC 7
1. SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9 
2. Fantasiestücke, Op. 12

DISC 8
1. CHOPIN: Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, Marche funébre 
2. CHOPIN: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 

DISC 9
1. BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano in A Major, op. 47 
2. BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano in F major, op. 24 Frühlingssonate 

Henrik Szeryng, violin

DISC 10
1. MENDELSSOHN: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.1 in D Minor, Op. 49 
2. RAVEL: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor 

Jascha Heifetz, violin; Gregor Piatagorsky, cello


3. RAVEL: Forlane No. 3 from Le tombeau de Couperin -