Bach - A Strange Beautyby Simone Dinnerstein
Simone Dinnerstein's first recording for Sony Classical, Bach: A Strange Beauty, has the critically acclaimed pianist returning to Bach, this time combining three transcriptions of his Chorale Preludes with one of his English Suites and two of his Keyboard Concerti, again revealing her intense and expressive playing style, as well as her individual approach to Bach's music.
For her first orchestral recording, Simone is joined by members of one of Berlin's most venerable institutions -- Kammerorchester Staatskapelle Berlin, with Stephan Mai as concertmaster. Grammy Award®-winning producer Adam Abeshouse, who produced Dinnerstein's Goldberg Variations disc and her follow-up album The Berlin Concert, returns to recapture her distinctive sound on Bach: A Strange Beauty. -- From the Label
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Performance CreditsSimone Dinnerstein Primary Artist
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Simone Dinnerstein's newest recording has been circulating among the cognoscenti for a while now and finally it has been released. It is a complete pleasure. Aptly titled BACH: A STRANGE BEAUTY, the Cd includes Keyboard Concerti Nos. 1 BWV 1052 and No. 5 BWV 1056 which she performs with the Kammerorchester Staatskapelle Berlin, the English Suite No 3 BWV 808, and three choral transcriptions for keyboard alone. Not to be outdone with the display of technical facility she offered in her Goldberg Variations recording, here Dinnerstein is drawn more to the elegant and gently Bach. Her touch is rich and full as is well suited to these works. There are high points, such as the Largo movement from the Concerto No. 5 - as richly romantic as Bach can be played (!), and the choral transcriptions are refreshingly elegant. The entire recoding is very well produced and there is not a disappointing aspect of this project by an artist who commands our respect. Highly recommended! Grady Harp
So beautiful it made me weep.