Rubinstein: A Lifeby Harvey Sachs, Donald Manildi, Donald Manildi
Arthur Rubinstein's career was one of the longest and most successful in the history of musical performance. He was seven at his first concert, 89 at his last. A musical genius, he spoke eight languages, loved many women, befriended the famous, and inspired worldwide admiration. Yet this consummate, elegant musician was a man of tempestuous contradictions. Harvey Sachs's biography examines a figure whose narcissism and instinct for self-preservation contrasted dramatically with his innate generosity and enormous charm. His technique was brilliant, but to career's end he tried to avoid the mechanical aspects of practicing and depended instead on inspiration and temperament to carry him over the rough spots. This thoroughly researched and entertaining book gives voice to varied points of view and creates a fully rounded portrait of a complex man whose best-selling autobiography left much of his story untold.
"Rubinstein's life deserves a definitive biography and Harvey Sachs has taken on the task with the Rubinstein family's blessing." (Hungry Mind Review)
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