Simone Dinnerstein: “Something Almost Being Said”
Music of Bach and Schubert
After the success of Simone Dinnerstein’s first album, “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. In this CD. She performs the music of J.S Bach and the music of Franz Schubert.
The specific selections are as follows:
Bach, J S:
- Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV826
- Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825
- 4 Impromptus, D899
Performed by Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Simone Dinnerstein believes that the music of Bach and the music of Schubert share a certain distinctive quality. She says: “Their non-vocal music has a powerful narrative, a vocal element… Bach and Schubert’s melodic lines are so fluent, so expressive, and so minutely inflected that they sound as though they might at any moment burst suddenly into speech. They sound like something almost being said.”
Ms. Dinnerstein’s decision to place the Schubert Four Impromptus in between Bach’s Partitas only serves to emphasize certain similarities between these works which were written over 100 years apart.
Here is Ms. Dinnerstein, playing Schubert
Tags: Simone Dinnerstein, Bach, Schubert