Talk:Winnaretta Singer

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What's wrong with "The 18th child of...", or "The 18th out of 20 children of..."? Hyacinth 03:48, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Could anyone tell whom of the Rubinsteins is meant? One or both of the two russian brothers (connected to Tchaikovsky) or the polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein? --Francis Schonken 13:43, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

No, sorry, the book I read that in did not specify. I assume one could narrow it down if one checked the dates. Hyacinth 20:29, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)

My best guess is Arthur then: the russian brothers were dead before the turn of the century, and had toured Europe earlier in the 19th century (at a moment that I think Winnaretta was not yet so active in patronage) - also they were famous by the time they toured (so probably not needing patronage as such), while Arthur was only starting his career as a young pianist when he was in Paris around 1904 meeting musicians that definitely frequented the Polignac "salon". I suppose Arthur had more the profile of the kind of artist Winnaretta would cherish. Also when mentioning Rubinstein without first name in 20th century it is more likely to be Arthur in general. --Francis Schonken 06:36, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)

lover of Colette according to Creating Colette by Claude Francis and Fernand Gontier[edit]

see above (talk) 18:37, 8 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]