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WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Talks to Pianist Jeffrey Biegel

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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.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=1353203

Fine pianist, Stewart Goodyear--a favorite of mine--in his new concerti release of Tchaikovsky 1 and Grieg--looking forward to this!!!

http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559723

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.

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Peter Danish Peter Danish is a Media Marketing Consultant and Classical Arts Presenter. He is a founding member of ArtsRock, where he presented concerts with such world renowned artists as Grammy winning Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Grammy winning Violinist Marc O'Connor, The Eroica Trio, The American Brass Quintet, The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Alec Baldwin, Louis Black and Robert Klein. At The Riverspace Performing Arts Center, he presented such artists as Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Bill T. Jones, Bill Irwin, Mike Nichols, Ani Di Franco, Eve Ensler, Pete Seeger, Ellen Burstyn, Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner. He has programmed concerts and educational programs for a multitude of local arts organizations including the American National Opera and the Westchester Hudson Opera, and has lectured on opera and classical music in schools and libraries as part of their outreach programs. For over two decades he has served as Director of Marketing for NBC, Vice President of Marketing for Telemundo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Azteca TV Network, and Marketing Consultant to PBS. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America, The Wagner Society of N.Y. and Board of Trustees of the award-winning classical concert series, The Carnegie Room Concerts at the Nyack Library. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ad Age, Ad Week and Media Week.


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