Daniel Blumenthal

Biography

Born: September 23, 1952; Landstuhl, Germany  
American pianist Daniel Blumenthal is known for his versatility and large repertory, whether as a recitalist, accompanist, or soloist. He has made more than 80 recordings and his repertory spans an amazing range of music by such diverse composers as J.S. Bach, Joplin, Busoni, Chopin, Gershwin, Prokofiev, Joseph Marx, Arensky, Schubert, Czerny, and many others.

Daniel Blumenthal was born in Landstuhl, Germany, on September 23, 1952. His
Read more first music studies came at age 5 in Paris, and throughout his childhood he exhibited unusual keyboard talent. Later on he enrolled at American University in Washington, DC, then continued studies at the University of Michigan. He received his doctorate degree at the Juilliard School of Music.

Blumenthal has indicated that his most important teachers over the years were Charles Crowder, Marian Owen, Charles Fisher, Josef Raieff, Jean Fassina, and Benjamin Kaplan. Probably the most important of this distinguished group is Kaplan, with whom Blumenthal studied in London following graduation from Juilliard.

In the early 1980s, Blumenthal won a string of important competitions: the Sydney International Piano Competition, The Leeds (both in 1981), the Geneva International Music Competition, the Busoni Competition (both 1982), and the Queen Elizabeth (1983).

Thereafter, Blumenthal quickly rose to international fame and began performing regularly with many of the world's finest orchestras and in some of the most distinguished concert halls, including Carnegie Hall. His recordings soon began appearing, too, and have continued to stream out in varied repertory. He has recorded for numerous labels, including Naxos (Devreese piano concertos), Pavane (Busoni's piano works), and Angel Records (Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, et. al.).

Blumenthal remained active in the new century, whether as a teacher (at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels), recording artist, or concert performer. In the latter venue, he often favors chamber music collaborations with other well-known artists, as in his February 24, 2006, concert at Carnegie Hall where he played a program of works by Prokofiev, Mozart, and Schubert with violinist Yossif Ivanov. Read less

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Born: September 23, 1952; Landstuhl, Germany  
American pianist Daniel Blumenthal is known for his versatility and large repertory, whether as a recitalist, accompanist, or soloist. He has made more than 80 recordings and his repertory spans an amazing range of music by such diverse composers as J.S. Bach, Joplin, Busoni, Chopin, Gershwin, Prokofiev, Joseph Marx, Arensky, Schubert, Czerny, and many others.

Daniel Blumenthal was born in Landstuhl, Germany, on September 23, 1952. His
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Chanson d'Orkense
II. Hotel
III. Fagnes de Wallonie
IV. Voyage a Paris
V. Sanglots
No. 1. La statue de bronze
No. 2. Dapheneo
No. 3. Le chapelier
No. 1. Zenobia
No. 2. Also sprach das Farken
No. 1. Vif
No. 2. Modere
No. 3. Tres vif
I. Allegretto
II. Humoresque, molto rubato - A tempo
III. Toccata, vif
I. Allegretto
II. Andantino
III. Vivo
No. 1. Pastourelle: Allegretto
No. 2. Musette: Andantino
No. 3. Berceuse: Andantino
No. 4. Gavotte: Moderato
No. 5. Toccata: Vivo
I. Prelude: Andantino
II. Scherzetto: Vivo
III. Nocturne: Misterioso
IV. Toccata: Vivo
I. Marche: Moderato
II. Impromptu: Allegretto
III. Mouvement perpetuel: Vivo
I. L'Orgueil: Marziale
II. L'Envie: Allegro moderato
III. La Paresse: Andante
IV. L'Avarice: Moderato
V. La Luxure: Leggiero
VI. La Gourmandise: Alla burlesca
VII. La Colere: Vivo alla cadenza (Vivo)
I. Le roi: Marcia moderato
II. La reine: Andante
III. Le fou: Andante
IV. La tour: Tres lent
V. Les pions: Andantino
VI. Les cavaliers: Molto vivo
I. Maestoso
II. Recitativo and Andantino
III. Andante
IV. Molto vivo
V. Allegretto
VI. Vivo
I. Prelude: Andante
II. Nocturne No. 1: Andantino
III. Valse: Moderato
IV. Nocturne No. 2: Lento misterioso
V. Impromtu: Maestoso
VI. Nocturne No. 3: Allegretto
VII. Etude: Vivo
I. Sonatine: Allegro moderato
II. Pavane: Andantino
III. Tarantelle: Vivo
No. 1. The Swing
No. 2. Windy nights
No. 3. My Ship and I
No. 4. The Stars
No. 5. A good boy
I. Prelude
II. Intermezzo
III. Scherzo
IV. Postlude
V. Coda - The Players Gossip
Violin and Clarinet Alone
Piano Alone
Clarinet, with Piano
Violin, with Piano
All Three
Violin and Clarinet Alone
Violin, with Piano
Clarinet, with Piano
Piano, with Violin and Clarinet
All Three
Symbol
Fughetta
Waltz
Passacaglia
Aria
Finale and Epilogue
Con moto, flessibile
Ossessivo
Antiphon: tempo giusto
Adagio, cantabile
I. Prelude: Allegro maestoso
II. Romance: Andantino
III. Le reve (The Dream)
IV. Finale: Presto - Andante - Presto
I. Praeludium: Allegro moderato
II. Aria: Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzino: Allegro
IV. Gavotte: Andantino
V. Elegia: Andante
VI. Romance: Andantino
VII. Intermezzo: Allegro capriccioso
VIII. Alla polacca: Allegro moderato
Andante espressivo ("Dans la forêt romantique")
Allegro non troppo (pour 4 trompes de chasse)
Andante presque adagio
Allegro vivo (Scherzo)
Adagio (plutôt andante con moto)
Allegro sans traîner, gai, éclatant
Andante, dolcisse
Andante con moto (pour 4 trompes de chasse)
Adagio lié et pp
Andante con moto clamé at doux
Allegro vivo
Adagio doux, lié, expressif
Allegro, assez vite
Andante con moto presque allegretto
Presque adagio


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