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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Fascinating story of Rubenstein's early life, beginning with his earliest recollections and ending (rather abruptly) in the middle of World War I. It's a little hard to believe that after 50 or 60 ... 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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