Piano Concerto No. 4 (Rubinstein)
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The Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70, by Anton Rubinstein is a Romantic concerto that was once highly esteemed and was in the repertoire of the Russian and Polish piano virtuosos Sergei Rachmaninoff and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Anton Rubinstein, himself a renowned pianist, left five numbered piano concertos. (He wrote three earlier piano concertos; two were lost and the third was transformed into Octet, Op. 9.) Rubinstein composed the Fourth Concerto in 1864. He published two revisions of it and then a final revision in 1872. He dedicated the concerto to the violinist Ferdinand David.
The concerto is in three movements:
- Moderato assai
- Josef Hofmann's reading of this concerto is generally considered as a definite rendition.
- Xaver Scharwenka's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor and Anton Rubinstein's Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor performed by Marc-André Hamelin with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern (Hyperion 67508)
- Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Anton Rubinstein's Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor performed by Joseph Moog with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz conducted by Nicholas Milton (Onyx 4089)
- Banowetz, Joseph (1992). Rubinstein: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 (CD). Naxos Records (Marco Polo). 8.223382.
- Barilier, Étienne; Watson, Isabelle (2012). Joseph Moog - Rubinstein & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (CD). Onyx Classics. ONYX 4089.
- Barfoot, Terry (October 2005). "Review: Rubinstein & Scharwenka: Piano Concertos". Musicweb International. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
- Nicholas, Jeremy (2005). Rubinstein & Scharwenka: Piano Concertos (PDF) (CD). Hyperion Records. CDA67508.
- Taylor, Philip S. (2007). Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-34871-4.
- Piano Concerto No. 4: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- "Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4, I. Moderato assai. Performed by Marc-André Hamelin, live in Moscow". YouTube. 2012-12-15.
- "Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4, II. Andante. Performed by Marc-André Hamelin, live in Moscow". YouTube. 2012-12-15.
- "Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4, III. Allegro. Performed by Marc-André Hamelin, live in Moscow". YouTube. 2012-12-15.