Saturday, May 21, 2011

Arthur Rubinstein: Chopin Performance, 1950

Someone observant rightly pointed out today that in my previous post on Artur Rubinstein's great  performance in Moscow in 1964, the video was poorly synchronized. My apologies.

I have found something to replace it so to speak. Here is Rubinstein in an older video that was previously shown on TV in 1950, which was filmed from his home. It  includes the "Scherzo in C Sharp Minor" and the "A Major Polonaise"—the latter as Rubinstein puts it is "closest to his heart."