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Publisher's Summary

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers. In this edition, Jeffrey Siegel discusses composers Chopin, Grieg, and Liszt, including the following pieces:

By Chopin:

  • Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40, No. 2
  • Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42
  • "Fantasie Impromptu" in C-sharp minor, Op. PosthumousBy Grieg, Three Lyric Pieces:
  • Erotik, Op. 43, No. 5
  • At the Cradle, Op. 68, No. 5
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65, No. 6By Liszt:
  • Bagatelle without Tonality (1885)
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10
©2006 Jeffrey Siegel; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"His performances were expressive and full of passion...This is an artist who means every note he plays." (The New York Times)
"Pianistic eloquence with a special gift for commentary." (The Washington Post)

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Would you listen to Keyboard Conversations again? Why?

Quite surprised from such a musician to hear such a poor performance. Very blurry and heavy, many times banging too. To be honest, I do think the info is great especially for young kids, but I will save the money and not buy more from him.

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  • Charles
  • Sonoma, CA, United States
  • 08-06-06

I Take Back What I Said

I take back what I said in my previous review about this being too short for a whole book credit. Yeah, it's short, but it's really great and more than worth it. Go for it!

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  • Jacky
  • 09-24-16

Totally enjoyable

It's a great idea to have the combination of the concert and the explanation. It brings the piece of music and the composer closer to you. The performance is fantastic, I have listened to it again and again.