The career of pianist Jeffrey Biegel has been marked by bold, creative achievements and highlighted by a series of firsts.

He performed the first live internet recitals in New York and Amsterdam in 1997 and 1998, enabling him to be seen and heard by a global audience. In 1999, he assembled the largest consortium of orchestras (over 25), to celebrate the millennium with a new concerto composed for him by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The piece, entitled 'Millennium Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra', was premiered with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 1997, he performed the World Premiere of the restored, original 1924 manuscript of George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Boston Pops. Charles Strouse composed a new work titled 'Concerto America' for Biegel, celebrating America and honoring the heroes and events of 9-11. Biegel premiered the piece with the Boston Pops in 2002. He transcribed the first edition of Balakirev's 'Islamey Fantasy' for piano and orchestra, which he premiered with the American Symphony Orchestra in 2001, and edited and recorded the first complete set of all '25 Preludes' by Cesar Cui.

Currently, he is assembling the first global consortium for the new 'Concerto no. 3 for Piano and Orchestra' being composed for him by Lowell Liebermann for 2005-06-07. The World Premiere will take place with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andreas Delfs on May 12-14 2006, followed by the European Premiere with the Schleswig Holstein Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Oskamp, February 6-9, 2007.

Biegel is currently on the piano faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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Saturday, February 10, 2007
New Schumann edition of Kinderscenen

I hope this will be of interest to piano teachers and students. The new Schirmer Student Piano Library has made my edition of Schumann´s Scenes from Childhood available at the Hal Leonard website The new edition is true to the original Schumann text, and provides a foreword, historical overview, performance comments and a cd which I recorded for the edition. I hope it will be enjoyed for many generations to come!

Schirmer Performance Editions SeriesSeries: Educational Piano Library Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Medium: Softcover with CD
Editor: Jeffrey Biegel Composer: Robert Schumann

Perfect literature for the intermediate to early advanced pianist, these miniatures by Schumann have been favorites of many generations of students. The pieces are an excellent introduction to Schumann's piano music and to Romantic musical literature in general. Includes the famous “Träumerei.”

Contents: Of Strange Lands and People (Von fremden Ländern und Menschen) • Curious Story (Kuriose Geschichte) • Blindman's Bluff (Hasche-Mann) • Pleading Child (Bittendes Kind) • Perfect Happiness (Glückes genug) • Great Adventure (Wichtige Begebenheit) • Reverie (Träumerei) • By the Fireside (Am Kamin) • On the Rocking Horse (Ritter vom Steckenpferd) • Almost Too Serious (Fast zu ernst) • Hobgoblin (Fürchtenmachen) • A Child Falling Asleep (Kind in Einschlummern) • The Poet Speaks (Der Dichter spricht)

View Songlist$9.95 (US) Inventory # HL 00296641ISBN: 1423405439UPC: 73999753141Width: 9Length: 1232 pages