- Performer:Artur Rubinstein
- Title:Legenden Klavier Konzert: Rubinstein, Rachmaninoff, Michelangeli, Schnabel
- Date of release:2001
- Size FLAC version1497 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1748 megabytes
- Size WMA version1418 megabytes
- Formats:DXD VQF XM AAC DXD ADX
Unlike Artur Rubinstein's famous 1956 recording of Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto with Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony, this lesser-known recording with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, originally released as a quadraphonic LP recording, has captured my heart in a way no other recording of the Second has been able to. In 1971, Artur Rubinstein was already in his 80s, and this disc clearly evinces that fact. His timing has slowed down a fraction and he even misses a couple of notes. However, what Rubinstein lacks in speed, he more than makes up in profundity and emotion.
Arthur Rubinstein’s 82 years before the public comprised one of the longest and most fulfilling piano careers in history. It also includes his HMV sessions (many of which were issued by RCA in the United States), the 1976 Brahms D minor concerto released by Decca, plus all of the previously unpublished and bonus material that first appeared in RCA’s similarly scaled 1999 Rubinstein Collection.
Rachmaninoff by Artur Rubinstein and Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy – Rachmaninoff - Klavierkonzert N. Label: RCA Victor Red Seal – RL 43658.
ARTUR RUBINSTEIN The Complete Album Collection BMG USA. What release is this that can command such a gaudy price? Well, take another look: that's for 142 (!) CDs, which is what's necessary to compile for the first time- every Arthur Rubinstein album ever released! One of the great poets of the piano, Rubinstein is heard here on every RCA Victor album he made from 1940-76, and also on one Decca album from 1978 ar the fine recordings he made in England for HMV between 1928 and 1940 plus the world-premiere release of two Carnegie Hall concerts.