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.
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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|sixteen-part orchestral score||performed by Anton Rubinstein|
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