Arthur Rubinstein: Born January 28, 1887

Arthur Rubinstein made his first United States tour in 1906 when he was only 19 years old. He became one of the world’s foremost concert artists.

Rubinstein was born in an Lodz, Poland, on January 28, 1887. He made his first public performance at the age of seven. Four years later, the child prodigy was sent to Berlin to be presented to the great violinist, Joseph Joachim. Impressed with the boy’s amazing talent, Joachim offered to assume responsibility for Rubinstein’s cultural and musical education. At the age of thirteen, Rubinstein debuted formally in Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic at a concert featuring the Mozart A major and Saint-Saens G minor concertos. In 1906, he made his American debut, performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. His success here initiated a tour of the United States that included over 40 concerts.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/Artist/A3795

Obituary~ http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0128.html
Rubenstein Remembered~
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/arthur-rubinstein-about-arthur-rubinstein/693/

January 26~

Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987)
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jacqueline-du-Pre

Anita Baker (1958)
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/anita-baker/biography

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/26/artist-birthday-quiz-for-126/
Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/26/january-26/
Bottoms Up!~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/26/250/

January 17~


Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)
http://www.famousafricanamericans.org/eartha-kitt


Cyrus Chestnut (1963)
http://www.kennedy-center.org/Artist/A3490

Visual Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/17~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/17/artist-birthday-quiz-for-117/
Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/17/january-17-duane-hanson/
“First Lady fashion from the 1930s to today”~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/17/74/
31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed~
https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/17/71/
Inspirograph, a digital replica of the classic Spirograph toy~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/17/67/