- Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Internationalist in a Nationalist Time [Chronology]
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Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein
(1829 - 1894)

1829 Born 28 November in Wekhwotinech, Russia
1839 Makes his debut in Moscow at the age of eleven
1840 Begins concert tour of Europe, attracting the attention and admiration of Chopin and Liszt
1844 Studies music theory in Berlin with his brother for two years
1846 On returning to Russia his music-scores are mistaken for a revolutionary manifest written down in a mysterious code. The compositions were confiscated and only through the help of influential friends does escape expulsion to Siberia
1846 Settles in Vienna for two further years of study, mainly the piano and composition
1848 Attains the position of court pianist in St. Petersburg
1859 Under the patronage of the Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, founds the Russian Music Society
1862 Establishes the first system of professional musical training at a new Conservatory in St. Petersburg
1867 Resigns his directorship of the Imperial Conservatory
1871 Directs the Vienna Philharmonic concerts
1872 Tours the U.S.
1887 Resumes directorship of the Imperial Conservatory continues to hold the post until 1891
1888 Tsar awards him the title of "Excellenz" for his "useful work in the progress of musical education in Russia"
1894 Dies 20 November in Peterhof, Russia

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