Helena Necrasova from the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire gave an illuminating and well illustrated talk on the history of the Conservatoire from its founding by Anton Rubinstein
When I heard the cello sonatas of Anton Rubinstein
, I wondered why cellists are not more interested in them.
Despite its length, the work won Prokofiev the Anton Rubinstein
prize in 1914.
Alessandro Scarlatti, the eldest of the brothers, wrote an oratorio Hagar and Ishmael, and Hagar also appears in a work for voices, Hagar in the Desert composed by Anton Rubinstein
, a Christian convert.
Of the three figures central to my discussion, Anton Rubinstein
is usually counted among the westerners; Vladimir Stasov is usually counted among the nationalists; and Alexander Serov, who died much earlier than the other two, is often thought of as being outside the fray, usually expressing nationalist views, yet often turning to the West for inspiration in his own compositional activity.
They represent a variety of musical genres and are by Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Purcell, Handel, Dowland, Gounod, Mozart, Lassus, Verdi, Anton Rubinstein
, Clara Schumann, and several British composers, in addition to incidental music to Shakespearean plays, among many other sources.