Arthur Rubinstein interviewed at his home in Paris, 1965

Maestro Arthur Rubinstein in conversation with Ernst-Ludwig Freisewinkel historically interviewed at his home in Paris in 1965. Topics include (among others): his educational upbringing in Berlin, views on making music and the complicated relationship with Germany during/after the Second World War.

Arthur Rubinstein was born on January 28, 1887 in Łódź, Poland (at the time Russian Empire)—died on December 20, 1982, in Geneva, Switzerland.

He was a Polish-American virtuoso pianist regarded by many as the 20th century’s foremost interpreter of the works by landmark 18th- and 19th-century composers Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin, as well as 20th-century figures such as Ravel and Stravinsky.

Rubinstein was considered a master interpreter of Chopin’s work.

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