WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Talks to Pianist Jeffrey Biegel
WHAT'S ON YOUR iPOD?
BWW Classical Talks to Pianist Jeffrey Biegel.
Jeffrey Biegel is not your run-of-the-mill classical pianist. Yes, he has performed with major symphony orchestras in most of the world's great concert hall, yes, he has amassed an astoundingly impressive portfolio of recordings, and yes, he possesses technical virtuosity of seemingly, other-worldly caliber, but the versatile virtuoso is also just about the most eclectic musician on the planet today - not merely within the classical realm. Whether he's performing the Piano Concerto No. 1, by rock legend Keith Emerson (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer fame) or the charming "Manhattan Intermezzo" by pop-rock icon Neil Sedaka, or a symphony of the music of The Monkees (with Peter Tork) Biegel brings the same extraordinary level of artistry, intensity and commitment to every performance and every work.
His big news on the classical side is the formation of a new classical "super-trio" with New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and cellist Robert DeMaine. Their debut performances are scheduled for early 2015. Biegel's new CD, "Life According to Chopin," is a fresh look at some of the composer's great waltzes, nocturnes and mazurkas -given that special Biegel touch.
BWW Classical is thrilled that Mr. Biegel took time from his busy schedule to sit down and share with us some of the music that is currently inspiring him.
Fine pianist, Stewart Goodyear--a favorite of mine--in his new concerti release of Tchaikovsky 1 and Grieg--looking forward to this!!!
Kenneth Fuchs--always delivers wonderful recordings with the London Symphony--his "Discover the Wild" in particular, is an enthralling and exciting piece, full of American landscape.