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Pianist Arthur Rubenstein at the Piano, Smoking Cigar

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Artur Rubinstein... (January 28, 1887, Lodz, Poland-December 20, 1982, Geneva, Switzerland). Polish-American concert pianist. Became a naturalized American citizen, 1946.

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Little big man ― Arthur Rubinstein. “At every concert I leave a lot to the moment. I must have the unexpected, the unforeseen. I want to risk, to dare. I want to be surprised by what comes out. I want to enjoy it more than the audience. That way the music can bloom anew. It's like making love. The act is always the same, but each time it's different.”

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