Life According To Chopin
Jeffrey Beigel, piano
Until the age of three, Jeff Biegel could neither hear nor speak, until corrected by surgery. The 'reverse Beethoven' phenomenon can explain Mr. Biegel's life in music, having heard only vibrations in his formative years. His recent recordings include 'A Grand Romance' (2013), 'A Steinway Christmas Album' (2011) and 'Bach On A Steinway' (2010) for the Steinway & Sons label, Leroy Anderson's 'Concerto in C', conducted by Leonard Slatkin with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's 'Millennium Fantasy' and 'Peanuts Gallery', a solo cd of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' for Naxos, 'Classical Carols' for Koch and the Complete Sonatas by Mozart on the E1 label. His chamber music recordings include Kenneth Fuchs' 'Falling Trio' based on the novel, "Falling Man" by Don DeLillo, for Naxos, and, Glen Roven's musical adaptation of the classic children's book, "Runaway Bunny", with guest narrator, Catherine Zeta Jones. Known for his classic performances of the standard repertoire, Mr. Biegel has also presented performed new works for piano and orchestra composed for him by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Charles Strouse, William Bolcom, Lowell Liebermann, Richard Danielpour, Marjorie Rusche, Lucas Richman and Jake Runestad whose 'Dreams of the Fallen' was premiered in a live webcast from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. He also performed the premiere of his adaptation of pop legend Neil Sedaka's 'Manhattan Intermezzo' for piano and orchestra, and champions the 'Concerto no. 1' by progressive rock artist, Keith Emerson.
Waltz in D-flat Major, Opus 64, no. 1 ("Minute")
Jeffrey Biegel plays Rachamaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
"Two of my favorite people in the world getting together--Chopin and Jeffrey Biegel--
they make absolute magic
together! If you like perfection, please don't miss out on this slice of Heaven.
Jeffrey never lets me down with his artistry,
musicality and his command of the task at hand."
"One of the most versatile pianists of his generation, Jeffrey Biegel is equally a
champion of contemporary American music
and a master of the classic piano repertoire."
Ken Fuchs, composer
"Jeffrey is one of the most expressive artists I have encountered in my long career.
He really can make the piano sing with a gorgeous warm delicious tone."
Carol Vaness, soprano
"I love it because it's romantic and passionate. I'm always astonished by his technique.
Mazurka in A-flat Major, Opus Posthumous P2 No.4 (BI 85)