whose unfulfilled ambition was to set the whole of the Bible to music in oratorio form wrote an opera entitled Moses and an opera-oratorio Shulamith.
In present-day Russia Glinka is revered as one of the greatest composers of all time, and Anton Rubinstein
placed him above Mozart and Haydn, alongside Beethoven and Chopin (A Conversation 3).
When Anton Rubinstein
crisscrossed the United States for a 215-concert tour expounding the power of Beethoven, Bach, Schumann and Chopin, in 1872-73, he was appalled at the sight of windows and wallboards plastered with his photograph, an abundance of invitations, and the ruthless attack of autograph seekers.
The Japanese violinist Takako Nishsizaki plays rarities from Russia, the Violin Concerto of Anton Rubinstein
, and a suite for violin and orchestra by Cesar Cui, while more traditional sounds come from the Novospassky Monastery Choir singing from the Russian Divine Liturgy.
In 1872, it sponsored the American debut of Anton Rubinstein
, who played more than 200 concerts before deciding to return to Russia, where he founded the St.
and the founders of the RMS envisioned a conservatory as a "temple" for the chosen few, an attitude shared by most later professional musicians, while others advanced the notion of a musical "factory" turning out orchestral musicians, choral singers, and music teachers by the dozen to satisfy the needs of the entire nation and to replace the foreigners dominating these areas (pp.
He traces the development of pianistic culture from Frederic Chopin through Franz Liszt to Ignaz Paderewski, with intriguing sojourns into the careers of figures as diverse as Anton Rubinstein
, Sigismond Thalberg, Vladimir de Pachmann, Theodor Leschetizky, Josef Hofmann, Moriz Rosenthal, and Ferruccio Busoni, along with possibly less-remembered names such as Friedrich Kalkbrenner and Malwine Bree.
Using specific examples from Anton Rubinstein
recitals of 1885-1886 as its point of departure, the Guide offers readers a nuts-and-bolts approach to the "new" pedaling concepts from 1886.