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Authenticated Tiffany Studios Stained Leaded Glass Window Of Anton Rubinstein

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Seller: naruko (1,766) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152251186197 Underneath my Title above I mention what a Wonderful thing it would be if a Russian Philanthropist OR POLITICAL Figure donated this Rubinstein Window to either the Saint Petersburg Conservatory which Anton Rubinstein founded or the Moscow Conservatory which was founded by Anton's Brother Nicolai Rubinstein. This would be the Gift of all Gifts to the Motherland Giving lasting Beauty and Memories for Generations of RUSSIANS to come, and a Gift not soon to be forgotten by The Schools and the Russian people & MOTHER RUSSIA's Deepest Thanks to the Giver. This unique Tiffany window is guaranteed to be made by Tiffany Studios, It was the ultimate expert of Tiffany windows who gave his guarantee to the other Musician windows from this Estate and since the purchase was for the 4 Musician Windows including Rubinstein the Alistair Duncan declaration covers the window above also as a Tiffany studios window. В моем подзаголовке выше я упоминал, что замечательная вещь было бы, если русский благотворитель пожертвовал этом окне Рубинштейн либо Санкт-Петербургской консерватории Антон Рубинштейн который основал или Московской консерватории, который был основан братом Николаем Антона Рубинштейна. Это будет подарок, который продолжает давать для поколений россиян ком , и подарок не скоро будет забыт школы и русского народа. Up For Purchase for your Estate, University, Music School, Conservatory, Concert Hall, Family or admirer of Anton Rubenstein comes this very Important, Historical and Authenticated Tiffany Studios stained and leaded glass Portrait window of the Great Conductor & Pianist the Great Russian Composer, Maestro Anton Rubinstein..What a thrilling and magnificent addition this Window would make to Any Musical Conservatory an Estate's Music Room or in any window or shadow boxed in any Home, Business or Hall. This is the only window of its type since the set of 4 Composer windows and two matching oval companion Windows without portraits were removed right from this Massachusetts Estate. The windows had been Specially ordered from Tiffany Studios.. Suffice to say There is not another Window nor set of Windows like this in all the World. It's not a question of price either because it is the only known portrait window of its kind.. This window is UNIQUE as were the other 3 because of the personalities Greatness in their field. There is only this one Rubinstein window left from the Estate. This window was part of a set of 6 windows commissioned from Tiffany Studios who created the windows for the owner of a known Massachusetts Estate at the turn of the 20thC. Four Musical Great Composer Portrait Windows and the oval companion windows. The transom/companion windows can be seen in my gallery in last picture. The Rubinstein Window is an absolutely Glorious Window, having large Amber Chunk Jewels around Rubinstein's Portrait. Everything about this Tiffany window is wonderful. As part of the set of 4 the windows stayed in the same location since they were ordered and delivered and installed at the Estate, all of them being similar in layout and color. There was a Beethoven window,a Mozart window, and sadly I forgot the composer on the 3rd window. All 3 being sold by the Estate however the Estates owner did not want to part with the Rubinstein Window when he sold us the 3 other Windows many years ago, that is until a few years ago when we received a call from the Estates attorney who Brokered the 4th Tiffany Window of Rubinstein plus the 2 other companion Tiffany transom Windows only 1 companion window is left. We sold the 3 composer Windows to a very well noted and famous Tiffany collector and Film maker on the West Coast almost immediately. This new owner called on and had the #1 expert on Tiffany windows Alistair Duncan authenticate the 3 Composer Windows that he had purchased from us as being made by Tiffany Studios. Ergo this then made the Rubinstein Window Tiffany made as well..All 4 Windows carried the Same design and colors, they were indeed One Set of matched Windows with portraits of each of the Greatest Musicians/Composers of their day, and some say of all time. The new owner settled up with his written promise to us to pay the full asking price if his expert (Duncan) gave him the thumbs up for the Windows as being Tiffany, the new West Coast owner of the 3 Composer windows was elated and happily paid the remaining balance after the authentication was made.. He is a noted Movie Producer with one of the finest Tiffany collection known. Additionally the Massachusetts Estate who originally ordered the set of windows from LCT had the 2 Tiffany transom windows from the same commission order which were Oval in shape and complimented the design and colors of the Composer windows. I have listed a picture of the oval Tiffany Window with the same provenance as given on the Composer windows. A picture of the oval window again can be seen in the last photo in my Gallery. I pictured the oval window in this listing so that you might judge for yourself the complimentary look and feel of the additional Windows since they also were part of the commission to Tiffany..Please take your time viewing the Portrait of Anton Rubinstein. It is exceedingly well executed and is a near perfect likeness of the Great Russian Musical Mind and Body of Anton Rubinstein. This Rubinstein Window measures approx 41" by 37". Condition wise You can view my pictures to see that there are a number of small lines in the smaller pieces of Glass all very tight with not a chance of falling out..There is no bowing of the Window and the support Bars have done their Job over the last 110 years or so. Mr Duncan the acknowledged Expert on Tiffany windows documented for the West Coast buyer the 3 Composer windows we sold him. The Rubinstein Window concluded the Set of 4 Composer Windows made by the Studios also its original sash is still on the Window from the Estate and in my last photo plate #12 you can see the reverse of the Window...It has yet to have been cleaned and that is how we got it. It has not been touched or cleaned yet. This Window has not been on the Market. It has never been seen before unless you were in the Estate. . You can still see small dots of white paint on the window and the outside sash was painted white at some time but has lost most of its color. As to Color. The Glass is beyond beautiful. Please fully take in each photo. Remember, that you are Looking at a Unique Tiffany Studios Leaded Window carrying the BEST portrait of the Master Rubinstein... I am still required to state that this window is fully Guaranteed as being made by Tiffany Studios so if there are any authenticity issues you will receive an IMMEDIATE refund on your purchase price in the form of a certified check but THAT WILL NOT COME TO PASS SINCE THE WINDOW IS ON RECORDS AS BEING MADE BY THE TIFFANY STUDIOS.. The Tiffany Window will be delivered in a Custom made Wooden Crate and Fully Insured for the total purchase price. The Window will be delivered by an Antiquarian Hauler. ..... Folks , you will not see another window like this again. the importance of owning a Tiffany Studios Nouveau window of the Master Anton Rubinstein will not soon be forgotten. Windows of this quality and import are quite hard to come by, and thats with having whatever money is needed to acquire whatever.. Tiffany & Rubinstein. One a Master of Design in Decorative Arts and the other a Master of Composing, Conducting & Playing Piano. I feel it is now time to add just a short biography to this description about the Anton Rubinstein Window. But before you read the bio please click the following link to hear one of Rubinsteins more Famous Piano Concertos the Fourth Piano Concerto in D minor ( at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QKkyFHmdYs Difficult to add a short anything on this extraordinary Master. Please read his bio in Wikipedia. Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein Russian pianist, composer and conductor. As a pianist he ranks amongst the great nineteenth-century keyboard virtuosos. He founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, which, together with the Moscow Conservatory founded by his brother Nikolai Rubinstein, were the first music schools of their type in Russia. Either Conservatory would make the best sense as the location for this Window WHAT RUSSIAN MUSIC LOVER OR RUSSIAN PHILANTHROPIST WOULD NOT DONATE THIS WINDOW AS A GIFT TO EITHER OF THESE RENOWN INSTITUTIONS THE MOSCOW OR THE ST. PETERSBURG CONSERVATORIES SINCE THE RUBINSTEIN'S FOUNDED BOTH CONSERVATORIES. I ASK YOU WHAT BETTER LOCATION COULD POSSIBLY BE FOUND FOR THIS WINDOW TO HAVE THE MOST IMPACT AND ITS DONOR's NAME TO LIVE ON FOREVER Likewise any American collector knowing full well that his or her donation is fully Tax Deductable. I do not know if Russia has similar laws. Born: November 16 or 28, 1829 - Vikhvatinï [Wechwotynetz, Volhynia], Ukraine [Podoliya] Died: November 8 or 20, 1894 - Peterhof [now Petrodvorets) The Russian pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, Anton Grigorýevich [Gregor] Rubinstein [Rubinshteyn], was the brother of Nikolay Rubinstein. He was one of the greatest pianists of the 19th century, his playing was compared with Franz Liszt. He was also an influential, if controversial figure in Russian musical circles, and an exceptionally prolific composer. Life After early piano lessons from his mother, at the age of 7 Anton Rubinstein went to a piano teacher named A.I. Villoing He gave his first public concert in 1839 and between 1840 and l843 Villoing took him on an extended tour of Europe. Child virtuosos were at that time fashionable, he gave concerts in Pans, where he met Chopin and Franz Liszt, Holland, where he had what was to prove a fruitful meeting with members of the Russian imperial family, and London, where he was received by Queen Victoria They then travelled by way of Norway and Sweden to Germany, visiting Prussia, Saxony and Austria, as well as many of the smaller German sovereignties After a short stay in Russia, the Rubinsteins settled in Berlin and remained there between 1844 and 1846. Anton received counterpoint and harmony lessons from Siegfried Dehn, whose teaching had been valuable for Glinka some years earlier, he also saw much of Felix Mendelssohn and Meyerbeer who, like the Rubinstein's, were of Jewish extraction His father died in 1846, and the family returned to Russia, but Anton spent the next two years in Vienna in great poverty, seeking out a living by giving piano lessons. On his return to Russia in winter 1848-1849, the Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna, sister in law of Nicholas, and formerly the Princess of Saxe-Altenhurg, took the urbane and amusing young man under her wing. He not only had an apartment in one of her palaces, but soon became what he jestingly called her 'musical stoker' and played at her soirees, often m the presence of the tsar and his immediate family. Anton Rubinstein's professional concert career began in 1854, when he toured Europe with enormous success. In winter 1856-1857 he stayed with the grand duchess in Nice, and it was during that time that they made sweeping plans for the improvement of musical education in Russia. In 1859 they founded the Russian Musical Society, whose concerts were conducted by Rubinstein, and in 1862 the St Petersburg Conservatory. Rubinstein was its director until 1867, when he resigned from both posts and made another triumphant tour through most of Europe. From 1871 to 1872 he was conductor of the Philharmonic Concerts in Vienna, one of his concerts, on December 11, 1871, included a performance of the first part of F. Liszt's Christus (with Bruckner playing the organ part) in the. presence of the composer. In 1872-1873 he toured the USA with Wieniawski, and for the next 15 years he was one of the most sought after pianists m the world. He also built up a considerable reputation as a conductor. In 1887 he again undertook the direction of the St Petersburg Conservatory and in 1889 his jubilee was lavishly celebrated. At his death he was an almost legendary figure as a pianist, and the Rubinstein legend continued well into the 20th century. When Anton Rubinstein and the Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna founded the Russian Musical Society (1859) and the St Petersburg Conservatory (1862), there were only a handful of notable Russian composers, the most important, besides Dargomïzhsky, being Balakirev and his nationalist circle which included Mussorgsky, Borodin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov(Glinka had died in 1857). Balakirev was also a fine pianist, but there were few native. Russian instrumentalists and the orchestra of the Russian Musical Society consisted mainly of German musicians. By writing an article in the periodical Vek (1861, No. 1), which inveighed against Russian musical amateurism, Rubinstein was endeavoring to argue the case in educated circles for his conservatory; however, he succeeded in alienating Balakirev's group and their staunch advocate Vladimir Stasov, who replied in virulent terms that the establishment of a conservatory would result in 'volumes of worthless compositions'. Rubinstein had previously offended Glinka by writing an article against nationalism in music, alleging that the Russian national elements in his operas were unsuccessful {Blotter für Theater, Musik und Kunst, xxix, xxxiii, xxxvii, 1855). The nationalist composers were thus at daggers drawn with Rubinstein. Nevertheless, with the help of Anton, Nikolay Rubinstein founded the Moscow Conservatory, and by the end of the century Anton's vision of conservatories (and opera houses) all over Russia was to be realized, producing instrumentalists and singers of a higher quality than he could ever have foreseen. This greatly enhanced the social status of musicians, and when Anton resumed the directorship of the St Petersburg Conservatory in 1887 he again became a pre-eminent figure in Russian musical education, whose far-reaching ideas were to be the basis of music as it is still taught in Russia. Tchaikovsky was one of his earliest students. However, Anton Rubinstein's principal claim to international fame was as a pianist. As a young man he had admired F. Liszt, studying carefully his mannerisms on the concert platform. This admiration continued throughout the older man's life, and like F. Liszt's, Rubinstein's recitals were tremendous occasions. He was always very nervous beforehand, and his interpretations were not totally preordained; there was always an element of surprise. Such was his magnetism that he held his audiences in thrall, and they in turn formed an integral part of his music-making. Hanslick wrote ecstatically of Rubinstein's rendering of Chopin's Sonata No.2 in Bb minor, averring that there were no sentimental fluctuations of pace in his rubatos, nor was there any affectation in his playing, though its power was 'elemental'. Even Balakirev wrote to Tchaikovsky that 'he played exquisitely a Beethoven sonata (in C major) [the Waldstein] and pieces by Chopin'. Anton Rubinstein's stamina was astonishing. On his tour of the USA with Wieniawski he gave no less than 215 recitals between September 10, 1872 and May 24, 1873; the proceeds of the tour 'laid the foundations of my prosperity', he wrote in his autobiography. His repertory was enormous, as is shown by the series of seven 'historical' recitals given on a tour of Europe and Russia in the 1885-1886 season, ranging from Byrd, Bull, François Couperin and Rameau in the first recital to contemporary Russian composers in the last, with a selection of the music of most of the major composers, including Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Weber, in between. Work Anton Rubinstein composed assiduously during all periods of his life. He was able, and willing, to dash off for publication half a dozen songs or an album of piano pieces with all too fluent ease in the knowledge that his reputation would ensure a gratifying financial reward for the effort involved. But only the Melody in F, Op. 3 no.1 for solo piano achieved lasting popularity (testified to by the 12 pages of arrangements of this piece, for various instrumental and vocal combinations, in the catalogue of the British Library). Some of the songs achieve a certain distinction, and in his chamber music a movement here or there (such as the Scherzo from the String Quartet no.3) sometimes rises above the commonplace. But both here and in his numerous attempts at large-scale works, there are, too often, signs of haste. As Paderewski was later to remark, 'He had not the necessary concentration of patience a composer'. For example, good ideas in the Symphony no.2 ('Ocean') are developed in a trivial manner and this and other similar works reveal his fatal facility as a note-spinner. He was prone to indulge in grandiloquent clichés at moments of climax, preceded by over-lengthy rising sequences which were subsequently imitated by Tchaikovsky in his less inspired pieces. Together with an uninhibited use of the diminished 7th chord, these characteristics are lavishly displayed in all four piano sonatas. Only the second-movement Allegretto con moto, a charming little march-scherzo, from the Third Piano Sonata, Rubinstein's own favorite, is altogether free from padding and very considerable reliance upon Mendelssohn and Schumann; an instance of Chopin's influence is to be found in the scherzo of the Fourth Sonata, in which the rhythm is directly taken from the scherzo of Chopin's Bb minor sonata. His greatest success as a composer came in a brief middle period which started with the Fourth Piano Concerto in D minor (hear it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QKkyFHmdYs (1864) and finished with the opera Demon ('The Demon', 1871, first performed in January 1875). Between these works are sandwiched two important orchestral works, Don Quixote, which Tchaikovsky thought was 'very interesting and well done' although 'episodic' in construction, and Ivan IV Grozniy, 'a wonderful piece' in Tchaikovsky's opinion; Tchaikovsky arranged both works for piano duet. Ivan IV Grozniy was given its first performance on 2/14 November 1869 by none other than Balakirev, who greatly admired it; Borodin commented that 'the music is good; you just cannot recognize that it is Rubinstein. There is nothing that is Mendelssohnian, nothing as he used to write formerly'. In this powerful, imaginative and perceptive evocation of Ivan's complicated personality, Rubinstein dexterously incorporates a number of contrasting themes into an atypically unconventional variant of sonata form, with a slow, magisterial, fully integrated introduction; the inevitable sequences and diminished 7ths are for once used effectively and convincingly. Nor does he indulge in bombastic orchestration: the scoring is for a standard orchestra with double woodwind plus piccolo, normal brass (including tuba), and only timpani in the percussion section. Ivan IV Grozniy did not achieve the huge success of Demon or the Fourth Piano Concerto, both of which retain a precarious foothold in the repertory today. Together with its predecessors, the Fourth Concerto (the full score of which was published in 1872 in a revised and improved version) greatly influenced Tchaikovsky's piano concertos, particularly the first (1874-1875), and the superb finale, with its introduction and scintillating principal subject, is the basis of very similar material at the beginning of the finale of Balakirev's Piano Concerto in Es major; this finale was written down after Balakirev's death in 1910 by his collaborator and friend Sergey Lyapunov, who had heard Balakirev play it many times. The first movement of Balakirev's concerto had been written, partially under the influence of Rubinstein's Second Concerto, in the 1860's. In the decade or so after 1875, Demon (The Demon'), with a libretto based on a well known Lermontov narrative poem, received no less than 100 performances, by the end of the century, with the exception of Glinka's A Life for the Tsar, it had outstripped in popularity all other operas, including those of Meyerbeer to which it is partially indebted Tchaikovsky considered that, in spire of 'much padding'. Demon contained 'lovely things', and it certainly influenced his opera Yergeny Onegin, which, like Demon is an opera in Three Acts, Seven Scenes' The delicate style of the Russian chamber romance which epitomizes the portrayal of Rubinstein's Tamara is echoed in Tchaikovsky's portrayal of Tat'yana In scene 3, Rubinstein's 'orientalisms' are as satisfactory as those employed in the later Symphony no 5 in G minor and the opera Kupets Kalashnikov ('The Merchant Kalashnikov') are unconvincing The part of the Demon himself is one of the finest in Russian opera, and was a favorite role of Chaliapin. The rest or Rubinstein's last output consists of other operas including Die Maccabaër, popular both in Germany and in Russia, sacred operas, six symphonies, including No. 2 (The Ocean), which he dedicated to F. Liszt, and with which he tinkered over a period of 29 years, finishing up with seven rather than the original four movements, violin and cello concertos, innumerable songs, chamber music including violin, viola and cello sonatas and, besides the piano sonatas, many other piano pieces. IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL AND WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE FOR your own SHIPPING COMPANY TO PICK the WINDOW UP FROM ITS LOCATION, THAT IS AN OPTION I LEAVE OPEN TO YOU Properly packed/custom Crated the shipment should not present any problems what so ever, but will need to be insured for its total purchased price and it is fully insured Want a wonderful Surprise..then See my other listings for other Architectural Marvels the most Unusual in Fine Antiques, Fabulous Paintings Art & Sculptures of Merit in all mediums, Vintage Lighting, 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts, and other wonderful Tiffany Windows. 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Only the purchase price of the item will be refunded by a Bank Check. If the item was damaged during shipping, buyer needs to contact the shipper to resolve this matter. Seller will provide any necessary paperwork to help buyer with his/her claim.. . ************************************************************************* IMPORTANT INFORMATION on PAYMENT for RUBINSTEIN WINDOW *************************************************************************************************************** I am here to answer any of your questions BEFORE you hit the Buy Button On payment...Since I am only the Broker on the sale of this Window It will need to be payed for and picked up at the Antique Gallery on Broadway in lower Manhattan and examined closely by any official or expert that the Buyer cares to use and signed off on the condition. Further since the consignor/owner must be paid before Windows release something other then a charge card or paypal will need to be done in the event a chargeback is initiated in the future which will fall directly on me. I'm sure that is a minor detail to the buyer but a rather Major detail for me as the Broker but after payment clears We can custom build a wooden crate and have FED X deliver window to whatever Country customer desires. Check out my other items! Condition: Wonderful Condition UNIQUE Tiffany Window for the lover of MUSIC AND OR Tiffany windows or of ANTON Rubinstein. A Lasting gift Russian PHILANTHROPIST & MUSIC LOVER THAT WANTS TO BE REMEMBERED Замечательные условия Уникальные окна для русского любителя музыки филантроп, который хочет иметь в виду,, Color: VARIED GLASS & JEWELS, Maker: Tiffany Studios GUARANTEED OR MONEY BACK, Type: UNIQUE TIFFANY Stained Glass Window, Primary Material: Glass CHUNK GLASS JEWELS ETC, Original/Reproduction: Original, MOZART,BEETHOVEN,BACH? RUBINST: PART OF 6 WINDOW ORDER FROM TIFFANY STUDIOS

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