Arthur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein: The Complete Album Collection

(CD & DVD - RCA Red Seal #886919369120)

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With the cover proclaiming it is "The World's Biggest Set for a Solo Artist!," this box contains everything the completist fan of pianist Arthur Rubinstein could ever want. Not only are there nearly 150 discs of music -- both reissued and newly issued recordings -- there's also a handsome, hardcover book and two DVDs: one with a documentary about Rubinstein, the other his 1975 recital benefitting Israel. The book is filled with pictures and also includes Rubinstein's discography arranged both by composer and by date. Rubinstein became known primarily for his Chopin interpretations -- and this box does have all of his recordings of Chopin -- but he also excelled in the music of the Impressionists, such as Albéniz, Granados, Ravel, and Debussy. His chamber music recordings with Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Henryk Szeryng, and others are also here. The hardcore Rubinstein fan who feels that he/she is missing something may very well find it in this extensive collection of material.

Track Listing - Disc 9

Title/Composer Performer Time
4 Mazurkas, Op. 6
1 01:57
2 02:25
3 01:48
4 00:23
5 Mazurkas, Op. 7
5 02:10
6 02:50
7 02:33
8 00:56
9 00:34
4 Mazurkas, Op. 17
10 02:13
11 02:03
12 04:09
13 04:16
4 Mazurkas, Op. 24
14 02:01
15 02:11
16 01:59
17 04:02
4 Mazurkas, Op. 30
18 01:34
19 01:20
20 02:34
21 03:34
4 Mazurkas, Op. 33
22 01:24
23 02:21
24 01:31
25 04:28
4 Mazurkas, Op. 41
26 03:10
27 02:08
28 01:05
29 01:57
3 Mazurkas, Op. 50
30 02:12
31 02:28
32 04:31

Track Listing - Disc 11

Title/Composer Performer Time
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
1 07:26
2 03:43
3 04:04
Prole do bebê, No. 1
4 01:25
5 01:43
6 01:17
7 02:36
8 01:10
9 01:37
10 02:26
Suite floral, Op. 97
11 02:02
12 04:51
13 04:03
14 04:54
15 04:34
16 02:56
17 01:52
18 05:06
19 07:54