Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin

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Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin



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30th Aug 2011




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Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 9 June 1968


Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

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Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, classic archive features great performances from legendary artists, offering a unique historical glimpse into our classical heritage.

Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most revered pianists, Arthur Rubinstein gives us a breathtaking performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta. This is followed by Chopin’s sparkling ‘Heroïque’ Polonaise No. 6.

The second part of this DVD is a presentation of Rubinstein in conversation with Bernard Levin, from the BBC’s flagship ‘Omnibus’ programme in 1968; this is a rare document from the BBC Archives that offers fascinating insights into Rubinstein’s musical genius.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 4:3

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Original Languages: English

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 91 mins (40 mins performance, 51 mins interview)

German FSK: 0

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