History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

1828, Bösendorfer
1829, Gottschalk

1829, Anton Rubinstein

Portrait of Anton Rubinstein, painted by llya Repin in 1887, in the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Portrait of Anton Rubinstein, 1887. 1

Anton Rubinstein (1829 – 1894): Russian Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Teacher – Romantic Period (Brother to Nikolai Rubinstein)

  • His piano playing rivaled Liszt.
  • Prolific composer.
  • Founded St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1862, the first music school in Russia. One of his most famous students was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Page Sources

Repin, IIya, and uploaded by Fransvannes.  Portrait of Anton Rubinstein.  1887.  The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 25 June 2006.  Web.  12 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
Additional References:
  • Spunberg, Jorge.  "Anton Rubinstein (biography)."  The Berdichev Revival.  The Berdichev Revival, 1997 – 2015.  Web. 17 Sept. 2015.
  • "Anton Rubinstein."  Naxos.  Naxos Digital Services Ltd., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.
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