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Biographical/Historical Information

Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein (November 28 1829 – November 20 1894) was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor. As a pianist he ranks amongst the great nineteenth-century keyboard virtuosos. He founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, which, together with the Moscow Conservatory founded by his brother Nikolai Rubinstein, were the first music schools of their type in Russia. He toured extensively and frequently lived and studied in Germany.

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Unknown Artist: Portrait of Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894), Leo Baeck Institute, 78.116.