One of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982) began playing the piano at the age of three and concertized tirelessly until nearly ninety. He made his official debut in Berlin in 1900. He was often heard in concertos by Brahms and Beethoven. Indeed, Brahms was the composer who initially aroused the pianist's strongest and deepest artistic instincts. In his later years, Rubinstein was noted for his Chopin interpretations, which were marked by impeccable style, warm lyricism and passionate eloquence. The Beethoven Concerto with Artur Rubinstein, Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw Orchestra was recorded in August 1973 at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.