It’s not over til Arthur Rubinstein sings

It’s not over til Arthur Rubinstein sings


norman lebrecht

February 20, 2016

A must-watch home video of the great pianist at lunch with Slava Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, burbling away over dessert in French, Russian and English before Rubi gets going with his Chaliapin imitations.

And all with such joie-de-vivre.

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  • Federico says:

    Dear Norman, the video is Gershwin’s record of Schoenberg, of the previous post. Thanks in advance, Federico

  • Robert Hairgrove says:

    I think this is it:

    Unfortunately, no subtitles are provided except just a few in French when they are speaking English. In the beginning, Galina shows Rubinstein how she smokes his cigar; he obviously approves and compliments her on how well she smokes!

  • John Borstlap says:

    Great video. That’s how artists in the past enjoyed themselves after the concerts.

  • Ed says:

    Yes, Arthur is still our king.

  • Richard Klein says:

    Good grief this amazing. My mother is crazy for Rubinstein.
    Is there any more? Is this video available to be purchased anywhere?

  • Stephen Kozman says:

    Lol. What a voice 😉

  • Helen says:

    Dear Norman:
    I cannot see the video, unfortunately. I’d love to see and hear Rubinstein ant time and any place.