My young years

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Knopf; [distributed by Random House], 1973 - Biography & Autobiography - 478 pages
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The personal recollections of the piano virtuoso provide a record of his life and creative development from his childhood days in Poland to the years of the First World War.

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User Review  - Sheila Sorenson - Goodreads

Just started. It will take a long while! but it's so enjoyable and well written. Gives a wonderful flavor of this child prodigy, Poland and Russia in the late 1800's. Reading this AND the Emperor of All Maladies! should be an interesting summer! Read full review

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User Review  - Banu - Goodreads

First read in late 90s, surfed in it again recently and enjoyed it much! Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Polish-born pianist Artur Rubinstein was especially renowned for his interpretation of the music of his compatriot Frederic Chopin. He gave his first public concert at the age of 7 and went on to perform with Joseph Joachim, to study with Ignacy Paderewski, and to play Camille Saint-Saens's G-minor piano concerto for the composer himself. He performed the music of Spanish and Latin American composers with true understanding, and that of Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms with spirit and inspiration.

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