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Recorded Live from WRTI's Performance Studio: Jeffrey Siegel Plays Music Inspired by Love

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Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs concerts with conversation, or "Keyboard Conversations," in cities across the U.S. He stopped by WRTI to play highlights of his upcoming program on love and music at the Kimmel Center, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. Join us for music of Schumann, Chopin, Bartok and Liszt, Thursday, January 16th at 12:10 PM. 

In his Keyboard Conversation at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center on January 20, 2020, Siegel performs music inspired by various women in composers' personal lives.

WRTI Program:

Schumann: Novelette Opus 21 No. 4 

Chopin: Waltz in A Flat

Bartok: Bagatelle Opus 6 No. 14 

Liszt: Sospiri (Sighing) 

Born in Chicago, and trained at Juillard, Siegel had a busy career as a soloist, performing with orchestras all over the world, before his Keyboard Conversations took over his schedule. Now in its 14th year, Keyboard Conversations are concerts that include commentary ranging from historical insights to how a work is constructed to relationships that influenced the composers.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.