Program of a Benefit Concert Given by Anton Rubinstein for the Victims of the Russian Famine of 1891 Dated January 8 1892

$850.00

This benefit concert was held in the Great Hall of the Russian Noble Assembly. Anton Rubinstein performed his own Piano Concerto No. 5, his Fantasia in C for piano and orchestra and his Caprice Russe for piano and orchestra. Also on the program are two duets from Rubinstein’s Opus 48, No.6 “Beim Scheiden,” and No. 8 “Die Wolke,” sung by Yelisaveta Andreyevna Lavrovskaya, soprano, and Maria Makharina, alto. Lavrovskaya figures prominently in Rubinstein’s biography.

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Rubinstein, Anton. Program of a Benefit Concert Given by Anton Rubinstein for the Victims of the Russian Famine of 1891 Dated January 8, 1892. In Russian, one sheet of paper printed on both sides, 24 cm x 14 cm. This benefit concert was held in the Great Hall of the Russian Noble Assembly. Anton Rubinstein performed his own Piano Concerto No. 5, his Fantasia in C for piano and orchestra and his Caprice Russe for piano and orchestra. Also on the program are two duets from Rubinstein’s Opus 48, No.6 “Beim Scheiden,” and No. 8 “Die Wolke,” sung by Yelisaveta Andreyevna Lavrovskaya, soprano, and Maria Makharina, alto. Lavrovskaya figures prominently in Rubinstein’s biography. The Three Romances sung by Lavrovskaya are Rubinstein’s Opus 78, No. 1, “Hebraische Melodie,” Op. 101, No. 12, “Des Baches geplauder,” and, Op. 8, No. 5, “Sehnsucht.” This concert came near the end of Anton Rubinstein’s (1829 – 1894) meteoric career, as he died in January of 1894. Sold with a Russian carte-de-visite of Rubinstein seated at an upright piano, as a young man. Two items. Condition is fine for both items.

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