02-19-19 | Songs for Listening | Simone Dinnerstein
The classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein has provided the Tuesday, February 19 selections for Songs for Listening. Simone is a compelling, visceral musician who's dedicated to building new vehicles to revivify classical music. I've had the pleasure of hearing her frequently: in solo recital, playing chamber music, performing, Night, a collaboration with the singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, and, most recently, participating in New Work for Goldberg Variations, a piece she made in collaboration with Pam Tanowitz Dance — in each case she’s been terrific and deeply engaged.
In 2018, Philip Glass wrote a piano concerto for Dinnerstein, co-commissioned by a consortium of twelve orchestras. She premiered it in Boston with string orchestra A Far Cry in what the Wall Street Journal described as a “graceful, fluid reading.” At the NYC premiere The New Yorker was “struck dumb with admiration” by this new addition to the piano concerto repertoire.
'Tirol Concerto: Movement II' by Philip Glass performed by Dennis Russell Davies & the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
'BWV 82: Aria: Ich habe genug' by JS Bach performed by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson & Emmanuel Music Orchestra
'Sambolero' from 'Solo in Rio 1959' by Luiz Floriano Bonfá
'Yellow Roses' from 'Heron' by Heron
'Fly Me To The Moon' from 'If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set' by Tony Bennett