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RUBINSTEIN, A.: Piano Music (1871-1890) (Banowetz) - Theme and Variations / Akrostichon No. 2


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RUBINSTEIN, A.: Piano Music (1871-1890) (Banowetz) - Theme and Variations / Akrostichon No. 2

Anton Rubinstein remains a towering figure in the history of Russian music. During his lifetime he was regarded as perhaps the only pianist worthy to be compared with Liszt, and also enjoyed an international reputation as a composer. Despite his prolific output, much of his music remains ignored today. Inspired by Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, the epic Theme and Variations is one of his major solo piano works. In contrast, the intimate Akrostichon No. 2 comprises five salon pieces that display Rubinstein’s natural gift for shaping long, lyrical lines.

Rubinstein, Anton

  Theme and Variations, Op. 88
1.   Theme: Lento 00:02:40
2.   Variation 1: Allegro 00:01:51
3.   Variation 2: Andante con moto 00:02:50
4.   Variation 3: Tempo di marcia 00:03:28
5.   Variation 4: Andante con moto 00:02:51
6.   Variation 5: Moderato assai - Allegro 00:02:53
7.   Variation 6: Vivace 00:02:19
8.   Variation 7: Moderato assai 00:02:49
9.   Variation 8: Moderato con moto 00:05:09
10.   Variation 9: Moderato 00:04:27
11.   Variation 10: Con moto 00:03:01
12.   Variation 11: Allegro 00:02:26
13.   Variation 12: Allegro moderato 00:10:16
  Akrostichon No. 2, Op. 114
14.   No. 1. Andante con moto 00:06:22
15.   No. 2. Allegretto 00:04:31
16.   No. 3. Tempo di mazurka 00:05:57
17.   No. 4. Adagio 00:04:14
18.   No. 5. Allegro non troppo 00:05:40

Total Playing Time: 01:13:44

Rubinstein, Anton

Banowetz, Joseph

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570941

Barcode: 747313094172

Physical Release: 05/2010

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