The breadth of Anton Rubinstein’s contribution to the development
of Russian culture in the 19th century cannot be overstated. His
multifaceted genius can be divided into three areas: Rubinstein the
composer, the pianist, and the educator. This third release in the
series of recordings of his works for piano and orchestra focuses on
Rubinstein’s role as a pianist.
Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of a fiery sensibility and
warm touch, Anna Shelest is an international award-winning pianist
who has thrilled audiences throughout the world.
Champion of esoteric repertoire, Anna’s collaboration with the
legendary conductor Neeme Järvi on a project of recording the
complete works for piano and orchestra by Anton Rubinstein has been
praised by Gramophone Magazine for “…power and agility… effortless
effect… nuanced and incisive all around.”