Simone Dinnerstein http://wrti.org en Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnerstein-tiny-desk-concert Almost any pianist, from a budding beginner to a pro like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17022250/simone-dinnerstein" target="_blank">Simone Dinnerstein</a>, will tell you that one of the basic techniques of keyboard playing is also the toughest to master: making your hands to do separate things simultaneously.<p>The great <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15031897/johann-sebastian-bach" target="_blank">Johann Sebastian Bach</a> knew this to be true. That's the primary reason he composed his Two-Part Inventions. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:41:43 +0000 Tom Huizenga 7377 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert A Doubleheader! Basic Bach, and a Seder Different From Any Other Seder http://wrti.org/post/doubleheader-basic-bach-and-seder-different-any-other-seder <p></p><p>When Bach wrote his Inventions and Sinfonias BWV&nbsp;772-801, he described them this way, "An Honest Guide by which lovers of the clavier, and particularly those with a desire to learn, are shown a plain way, not only (1) to learn and play neatly in two parts, but also, with further progress, (2) to play correctly and well in three obligato&nbsp;parts; and, at the same time, not only to obtain good musical themes, but also to develop them well; above all, however, to achieve a cantabile&nbsp;style of playing, and along with it, to gain a strong foretaste of composition."</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:57:48 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7128 at http://wrti.org A Doubleheader! Basic Bach, and a Seder Different From Any Other Seder Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Has Something To Say http://wrti.org/post/pianist-simone-dinnerstein-has-something-say <p>The title of pianist Simone Dinnerstein's latest Sony release is <em>Something Almost Being Said</em>.&nbsp; Despite the title, taken from one of the lines in Phillip Larkin's poem, "The Trees," her performance on the CD certainly <em>does </em>speak, quite loudly, of her virtuosity while capturing the intimacy of the music.</p><p>The subtitle of the album is&nbsp;<em>Music of Bach and Schubert</em> - music that, Ms. Dinnerstein says is, very personal to her. &nbsp;In fact, as she tells Jill, in mentioning to her husband that this music "feels like it's saying something that couldn't be said in words," he responded with Larkin's poem. The opening lines of "The Trees" are:</p><p>"The trees are coming into leaf</p><p>Like something almost being said,</p><p>The recent buds relax and spread,</p><p>Their greenness is a kind of grief..."</p><p>http://youtu.be/a-LqQ5hFkJQ</p><p>Ms. Dinnerstein's "career tree" started to take root as she studied in the pre-college program at the Manhattan School of Music with Solomon Mikowsky. She later attended The Juilliard School of Music and was a student of Peter Serkin. She also studied in London with Maria Curcio.</p><p>Her break came with the self-financed recording of J.S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations." Released by Telarc in 2007, the disc hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart within one week, and outsold most rock CDs on Amazon.com. The CD appeared on a number of “Best of 2007” lists, including those of <em>The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York</em>, iTunes “<em>Editor’s Choice Best Classical</em>,” Amazon.com <em>Best CDs of 2007</em>, and Barnes &amp; Noble's <em>Top 5 Debut CDs of 2007</em>.</p><p>The three albums Ms. Dinnerstein has released since then: <em>The Berlin Concert</em> (Telarc), <em>Bach: A Strange Beauty</em> (Sony), and the aforementioned <em>Something Almost Being Said</em> (Sony), –have also topped the classical charts, with <em>Bach: A Strange Beauty</em> making the Billboard Top 200, which compiles the entire music industry's sales of albums in all genres. Ms. Dinnerstein was the best-selling instrumentalist of 2011 on the U.S. Billboard Classical chart and was included in NPR's 2011 100 Favorite Songs from all genres. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:51:21 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 4998 at http://wrti.org Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Has Something To Say Simone Dinnerstein's Bach Between The Notes http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnersteins-bach-between-notes There's something about <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15031897/johann-sebastian-bach" target="_blank">Johann Sebastian Bach</a>'s music that nourishes musicians. Pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16318118/andras-schiff" target="_blank">Andras Schiff</a> and cellist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15995808/yo-yo-ma" target="_blank">Yo-Yo Ma</a> have said that they play Bach almost every day — like having breakfast, it seems essential for them. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4597 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein's Bach Between The Notes Simone Dinnerstein--Phila Singers, Relache & Orchestra 2001--DE Art Museum--Composer Bill Cunliffe http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnerstein-phila-singers-relache-orchestra-2001-de-art-museum-composer-bill-cunliffe <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Simone Dinnerstein. The internationally acclaimed pianist performs with the Chiara Quartet on March 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews a performance by Philadelphia Singers and the new music ensembles Relache and Orchestra 2001 featuring premieres by Philip Glass, Steven Reich, and Joseph Castado.</p> <p>Susan Lewis profiles the Delaware Art Museum, which continues a tradition of telling stories through art.</p> <p>And we speak with recent Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Cunliffe. The Temple University Symphony Orchestra gives the world premiere performance of his <i>fourth stream...la banda</i> in upcoming concerts.</p> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:08:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2309 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein--Phila Singers, Relache & Orchestra 2001--DE Art Museum--Composer Bill Cunliffe Simone Dinnerstein--Independence Seaport Museum--Antonio Mancini at the Philadelphia Museum of Art http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnerstein-independence-seaport-museum-antonio-mancini-philadelphia-museum-art <p>Jim Cotter speaks with pianist Simone Dinnerstein about a computer generated re-recording of Glenn Gould's legendary performance of Bach's <em>Goldberg Variations</em>. Her own recording of the <em>'Variations</em> has been on the classical music charts for 18 weeks now.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes us the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. </p> <p>Susan Lewis visits an exhibition of the works of the prominent late nineteenth century Italian painter Antonio Mancini at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2008 19:40:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1921 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein--Independence Seaport Museum--Antonio Mancini at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Remembering Pianist Glenn Gould -- Amadeus http://wrti.org/post/remembering-pianist-glenn-gould-amadeus <p>Pianist Simone Dinnerstein talks about the legendary Glenn Gould and the digital re-performance of his 1955 <i>Goldberg Variations</i>. Dinnerstein, whose own version of Bach's <i>Goldberg Variations </i>has reached the top of the classical music charts, tells us if technology can replicate the man. Also, <i>Amadeus</i> at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater is reviewed.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2007 19:25:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 1876 at http://wrti.org Remembering Pianist Glenn Gould -- Amadeus Simone Dinnerstein's Goldberg Variations--The World on Paper--The Independence Seaport Museum http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnersteins-goldberg-variations-world-paper-independence-seaport-museum <p>Pianist Simone Dinnerstein: Her recording of Bach's <i>Goldberg Variations</i> has won praise.</p> <p>William H. Johnson's <i>World on Paper</i> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> <p>The Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia--the waterfront museum includes a working boat shop, an 1892 battleship used in the Spanish-American War, and a World War II submarine.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2007 20:04:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Yoshi Iwasak & Jason Pfeifer 1887 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein's Goldberg Variations--The World on Paper--The Independence Seaport Museum Simone Dinnerstein http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnerstein <p>A conversation with Simone Dinnerstein. Susan Lewis visits the Morris Arboretum. Jason Peifer at the Prince Music Theater for Hair. Camden Children's Garden.</p> Sat, 26 May 2007 14:03:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1842 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnerstein-0 <p>A conversation with Simone Dinnerstein. Susan Lewis looks ahead to Bach Festival Week. Jason Peifer explores quilting, on National Quilting Day. We explore the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.</p> Sat, 17 Mar 2007 17:01:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1848 at http://wrti.org