Simone Dinnerstein

Renowned Brooklyn-based Bach interpreter and intrepid collaborator who launched her career with the Goldberg Variations


Simone Dinnerstein: "It was like an epiphany"

Feb 19, 2021
Simone Dinnerstein

Simone Dinnerstein: "It was like an epiphany"

Variations 4, 5, and 6. What was Bach's musical development like? How did he grow as a young musician, and how has his music helped other artists grow? For pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the Goldbergs are a constant source of artistic growth, whether as a soloist, or a collaborator.

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco.

Interviews took place on March 12, 2018 and March 31, 2020 in Brooklyn and by zoom, respectively.

Recorded by Lowry Yankwich:

Aria, Lowry Yankwich performing, Palo Alto, CA, September 8, 2020; Variation 3, Christopher Hinterhuber performing, Vienna, Austria, October 25, 2017; Variation 29, Hie-Yon Choi performing, Orléans, France, August 6, 2018; Beethoven: Sonata no. 18 in E Flat Major, op. 31, no. 3, Lowry Yankwich performing; Bach: Prelude in F-sharp Minor, BWV 883, Lowry Yankwich performing.

Musical recording credits, used with permission:

Variations 4, 5, 6, and 22, Simone Dinnerstein performing, recorded at PS21 Chatham by Joel Patterson, Mountaintop Studios, July 22, 2017; Buxtehude: Nun Freut Euch, Sietze de Vries performing, Hamburg, Germany, 2014.

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