Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert / Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
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Notes & Reviews:

After the success of Simone Dinnerstein’s first album for Sony Classical, “Bach – A strange beauty”, which immediately earned the No. 1 spot on the US Billboard Classical Chart, and is one of the few classical albums to make the US Billboard Top 200, Simone’s second Sony album is again devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. This time the pianist juxtaposes music by J.S Bach with that of Franz Schubert.

"Tasteful almost to a fault, with its suggestive programme of Bach and Schubert, plus a title derived from Philip Larkin’s poem The Trees. What magic she weaves from the dancing counterpoint in her Bach partitas (nos 1 and 2), the notes sometimes reduced to two single lines. Bliss!" -The Times

The Observer
The coupling is apt, as is Dinnerstein's linking of the narrative, vocal quality in both the Schubert Impromptus and the Bach Partitas - the Schubert almost a singing symphony in its wonderful four linked movements, while the Bach's dance movements sound as if they could be cantata arias. What is less impressive here is the actual piano-playing - perfectly tasteful but really a bit stolid.

The Times
Tasteful almost to a fault, with its suggestive programme of Bach and Schubert, plus a title derived from Philip Larkin's poem The Trees. What magic she weaves from the dancing counterpoint in her Bach partitas (nos 1 and 2), the notes sometimes reduced to two single lines. Bliss!"

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (08/10/2011-08/15/2011).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826
  • Performer: Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (08/10/2011-08/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (08/10/2011-08/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
  • Performer: Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (08/10/2011-08/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731