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Rubinstein

[roo-bin-stahyn; Russian roo-byin-shtyeyn; Polish roo-been-stahyn] /ˈru bɪnˌstaɪn; Russian ru byɪnˈʃtyeɪn; Polish ˈru binˌstaɪn/
noun
1.
Anton
[an-ton;; Russian uhn-tawn] /ˈæn tɒn;; Russian ʌnˈtɔn/ (Show IPA),
1829–94, Russian pianist and composer.
2.
Arthur or Artur
[ahr-ter;; Polish ahr-toor] /ˈɑr tər;; Polish ˈɑr tur/ (Show IPA),
1887–1982, U.S. pianist, born in Poland.
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Contemporary Examples
  • Rubinstein was pushed out of Apple by Ive, who had clashed with Rubinstein and gave Jobs an ultimatum—he goes or I go.

  • He has unkind things to say about Rubinstein, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Barack Obama, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, and others.

Historical Examples
  • Even Rubinstein failed to divine the extent of the strain under which he labored.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • The trouble in Rubinstein's mind now stepped forth to his face.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • Rubinstein was all courtesy, all geniality, all encouragement.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • It was as if Liszt or Rubinstein had been at the piano and she had been turning over the music.

    The Immortal Alphonse Daudet
  • He is a reincarnation of Chopin, with almost the added virility of a Rubinstein.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • It must be remembered that there is no Liszt or Rubinstein at the present day.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • We should like to hear Liszt or Rubinstein play this morsel arranged.

  • As a national composer Rubinstein reached his highest level in The Demon.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
British Dictionary definitions for Rubinstein

Rubinstein

/ˈruːbɪnˌstaɪn/
noun
1.
Anton Grigorevich (anˈtɔn ɡriˈɡɔrjɪvitʃ). 1829–94, Russian composer and pianist
2.
Artur (ˈartur). 1886–1982, US pianist, born in Poland
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