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Artur Rubinstein
(1887-1982) born on
Jan 28
Polish-US virtuoso pianist. He was regarded by many as the 20th century's foremost interpreter of the repertoire.
         
   
F
The result was magnificent . . . I became the father of two girls and two boys, lovely children by good fortune they all look like my wife.

R
Sometimes I think, not so much am I a pianist, but a vampire. All my life I have lived off the blood of Chopin.
A
Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.
N
It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole of Petrushka on the piano.
K
The first movement represented the struggles of my youth, the following andante the beginning of a more serious aspect of my talent, a scherzo represented well the unexpected success and the finale turned out to be a wonderfully moving end.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "A Little Nightmusic," by Samuel Chotzinoff, 1964.
R: Attributed.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "A Little Nightmusic," by Samuel Chotzinoff, 1964.
K: On final concert in London's Wigmore Hall, where he had given his first recital, "My Many Years," 1980.
   


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