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Rubinstein, ANTON GEORG (1829-94), famous Russian pianist, was born of Jewish parents, and in 1839 his bent towards music was recognised by his being sent to Paris to study under Liszt. He travelled afterwards through England, Germany, Holland, etc., and in 1845 settled in Berlin and took lessons from Dehm, thence proceeding to Vienna, where he taught pupils for a time. He had already composed some fine pieces for the pianoforte, and was gradually accepted as a great musician. After several tours he became Imperial Concert Director at St. Petersburg, and received various decorations and honours. He composed a great deal, and did much for Russian music. In 1889 his jubilee was celebrated by the Russians as a national festival. He died in 1894.