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Award-Winning Steinway Artist Jeff Biegel Performs Saturday

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Jeffrey Biegel talks about his upcoming recital at the First Unitarian Universalist Church this Saturday. While the topics all had something to do with great music, some are a little off topic. Biegel first talks about his new passion, tweeting; @tprclassical subscribes to his tweets and he certainly has a lot to say - as do those that follow his remarks.

A singular honor

The famed piano manufacturer Steinway has recently started its own music label and Biegel was asked first to contribute to their growing CD collection. I asked him how this came about and what new projects we can look forward to.

On the program

The rest of the interview is about the recital and how the pieces chosen and what insights he can give about the program, which includes:

  • The familiar Beethoven "Appasionata Sonata."
  • Two contrasting pieces of the 19th century super-star Franz Liszt
  • The unique and beautiful "Barcarolle" of Chopin, and for contrast his spiky "Scherzo in c-sharp minor"
  • A prelude of Rachmaninoff that gives us his "Russian ideal of Impressionism"
  • The concert ends with a difficult whirl for the fingers with Schulz-Evler's "Arabesques Variations on Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz"

Acclaimed classical pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs in the Alamo City as part of the San Antonio International Piano Series.
The concert starts at 7:30 this Saturday night at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio located at 7150 Interstate Highway 10. You can purchase you tickets at the door.

Randy was Texas Public Radio's Classical Music Director until 2013 and the longest-serving employee in Texas Public Radio's history. He hosted the very first airshift on KPAC when the station went on the air at 90.9 FM in San Antonio back in November, 1982.