Arthur Rubinstein, a Polish-American, was among the most renowned classical pianists of the 20th century. Born in Poland in 1887, he began playing piano at age two and was recognized as a child prodigy by age four. He debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1900 at age 13. He performed on stage until age 89, and lived to age 95. His positive attitude toward life probably contributed to his brilliant accomplishments, such as his fluency in eight languages, and his remarkable, productive, and long life.