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Though long resident in England, Jeremy Siepmann was born and formally educated in the United States. Having completed his studies at the Mannes College of Music in New York, he moved to London at the suggestion of Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1964. After several years as a freelance lecturer he was invited to join the staff of London University. For most of the last twenty years he has confined his teaching activity to the piano, his pupils including pianists of worldwide repute.

As a writer he has contributed articles, reviews, and interviews to numerous journals and reference works (including New Statesman, The Musical Times, Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), some of them being reprinted in book form (Oxford University Press, Robson Books). His books include a widely acclaimed biography of Chopin (The Reluctant Romantic, Gollancz/Northeastern University Press, 1995), two volumes on the history and literature of the piano, and a biography of Brahms (Everyman/EMI, 1997). In December 1997 he was appointed editor of Piano magazine.

His career as a broadcaster began in New York in 1963 with an East Coast radio series on the life and work of Mozart, described by Alistair Cooke as 'the best music program on American radio'. On the strength of this, improbably, he was hired by the BBC as a humourist, in which capacity he furnished weekly satirical items on various aspects of American life.

After a long break he returned to broadcasting in 1977 and has by now devised, written, and presented more than 1,000 programmes, including the international award-winning series The Elements of Music. In 1988 he was appointed Head of Music at the BBC World Service, broadcasting to an estimated audience of 135 million. He left the Corporation in the spring of 1992 to form his own independent production company.

Jeremy Siepmann has written and narrated all current titles in the Life and Works of the Great Composers, Classics Explained series as well as the one-volume Instruments of the Orchestra for Naxos Educational .

For more information, please go to www.jeremysiepmann.com.

Ebook Release ISBN Number
Beethoven: His Life & Music ISBN 978-184-379-254-3
Domenico Scarlatti: Short Profile ISBN 978-1-84379-289-5
Mozart: His Life & Music ISBN 978-1-84379-256-7
Muzio Clementi: Short Profile ISBN 978-1-84379-288-8
Robert Schumann: Short Profile ISBN 978-1-84379-291-8
Tchaikovsky: His Life and Music ISBN 978-184-379-253-6

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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Role: Non-Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Classics Explained: BACH, J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos Nos 4 and 5 (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 6, 'Pastoral' (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: BRAHMS - Piano Concerto No. 2 (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: DVORAK - Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World' (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: RAVEL - Bolero and Ma Mere l'oye (Smillie) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: SCHUBERT - Piano Quintet in A Major, 'Trout' (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: STRAVINSKY - The Rite of Spring (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Classics Explained: VIVALDI - The Four Seasons (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Instruments of the Orchestra (The) (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Education
Life and Works: BACH, J.S. (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: BEETHOVEN (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: BRAHMS (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: CHOPIN (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: HAYDN (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: LISZT (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: MOZART (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: TCHAIKOVSKY (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies
Life and Works: VERDI (Siepmann) Naxos Educational
Music Biographies

Role: Reader 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
MCCLEERY, D.: Discover Music of the Romantic Era (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
SIEPMANN, J. : Life and Works of Beethoven (The) (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
Music Biographies
SIEPMANN, J. : Life and Works of Chopin (The) (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
Music Biographies
SIEPMANN, J.: Life and Works of Chopin (The) Naxos AudioBooks
Music Biographies
SIEPMANN, J.: Life and Works of Liszt (The) (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
Music Biographies
SIEPMANN, J: Haydn: His Life and Works (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
Music Biographies

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