1881. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.
Rubinstein, Anton Grigoryevich (1829-94) Russian pianist and composer, born in Moldavia. He studied in Berlin and Vienna, in 1848 settled in St. Petersburg, where he taught music and took an active part in founding the conservatory, of which he was for a time professor and director. The founder of the Moscow Conservatory was his younger brother Nikolay Rubinstein (1835-1881). Anton made concert tours in Europe and, in 1872-73, the USA, gaining widespread acclaim. His compositions include operas Demon (1871), Makkaveis (1875), Neron (1876) and others, oratorio Paradise Lost (1856), ballets, symphonies and piano concertos. He wrote an Autobiography (translated into English in 1891).
See: Vasily Perov. Portrait of the Composer Anton Rubinstein.
Ilya Repin. Portrait of the Composer Anton Rubinstein.