Synopsis by Nathan Southern
An episode of PBS's American Masters series, the hour-long documentary program Rubinstein Remembered paints a biographical portrait of one of the 20th century's musical giants -- Artur B. Rubinstein (1887-1982), the Lodz-born Polish classical pianist known for his interpretations of Granados and Villa Lobos, and for his frequent musical collaborations with such luminaries as Henryk Szeryng and Gregor Piatigorsky. With precious, incredibly rare footage from Rubinstein's home movies and vintage archival performances, vis-à-vis interviews with Rubinstein's family members and colleagues, the program offers a multifaceted image of this complex, talented, and dynamic individual. The program is narrated by Arthur Rubinstein's son, John Rubinstein, the noted American musician, conductor, and character actor who became a cast staple of such television series as Family and Crazy Like a Fox.
career-retrospective, classical-music, concert-footage, legacy, musician, pianist, tribute