My Many Years by Arthur Rubinstein Alfred A . Knopf 1/9/2014

January 9, 2014

First of all, this book is the size of an encyclopedia, and I won’t be able to finish reading it for a long time. I have been reading since Christmas, but I still on page. 173… But it is entertaining. Rubinstein was another piano giant from 20c, and often compared with Horowitz. They were so different. The book is fascinating, if it is all true (!). He had so many relationship with ladies. He was truly a lady man. He was lucky to live in a good time… Also it is very impressive and interesting to learn about his close relationship with composers who wrote pieces for Rubinstein. He loved fancy life, women, good food, night life, gambling, nice clothing.. His humor and wit is evident, and he was obviously a happy man.  I will continue reading his book. I don’t know when I reach to the end.

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