William Beatty-Kingston

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 221:

Of all living pianists, to the best of my belief, Anton Rubinstein is the most infallible reader and transposer a prima vista. I have stood behind him, scarcely crediting the evidence of my own senses, whilst he has rendered a manuscript orchestral score, in sixteen parts, on the piano with all the freedom and apposite expression of a first-class pianist who should be playing a P.F. composition with which he was tolerably familiar.

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 221. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451666563425 accessed: 27 July, 2021

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William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

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sixteen-part orchestral score performed by Anton Rubinstein

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Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 01 Jan 2016 16:42:43 +0000
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