Arthur Rubinstein was one of the most magnetic musical personalities of the 20th century. He had a special relationship with Paris, a city he loved so much that he vowed “never to live anywhere else in the world but in this divine city!” Turn-of-the-century Paris was the most cosmopolitan center in Europe; there Rubinstein befriended some of the greatest composers of the time, whose music he championed throughout his life.
A script based on Rubinstein’s memoirs captures his struggles and triumphs amidst the glittering musical life of Paris, featuring music by composers whom Rubinstein knew personally, including Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Falla, Szymanowski, Stravinsky, and Skriabin.
Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
November 16 & 18, 2006
January 30, 2003
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, NY, NY