Simone Dinnerstein

Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Jefferson Friedman Premiere with Chiara String Quartet and Simone Dinnerstein

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Chiara String Quartet give the world premiere of Jefferson Friedman's "The Heart Wakes Into" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.


Albums of the Week

New Releases: Simone Dinnerstein, Philharmonia Baroque, Rachel Podger

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein stretches out, violinist Rachel Podger offers a Vivaldi dozen, and the Philharmonia Baroque celebrate Haydn's wit.

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WQXR Features

Bach Hangout with Simone Dinnerstein

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Watch the archived Google Hangout with Simone Dinnerstein, the pianist who has made her name in the works of J.S. Bach. She was joined by several Bach thinkers, and played selections.


Albums of the Week

New Releases: Simone Dinnerstein, Avi Avital, Paris Opéra

Sunday, February 02, 2014

This week's featured albums include Simone Dinnerstein's latest Bach survey, Avi Avital's chameleon-like mandolin and excerpts from Paris Opéra's 2013 Ring. Get a free download.

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New York Now

Listen: Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On Mar. 21, pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt brought together their distinct musical backgrounds for an evening of collaboration that bridged the worlds of classical, folk and rock.


Conducting Business

Does Bach Need 'Rescuing' from Period Instruments?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In recent months, symphony orchestras have returned to the music of J.S. Bach with a vengeance. Are they on the right track or should Bach be the domain of early-music specialists?

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WQXR Features

WQXR to Present 'Bach 360' Festival

Friday, March 08, 2013

Get ready to Bach around the clock. WQXR will be presenting over 200 hours of the music of J.S. Bach, from March 21 (the composer's birthday) through March 31 (Easter Sunday).

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Albums of the Week

Simone Dinnerstein's Radical, Ruminative Bach

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns to a specialty for her latest album: the music of J.S. Bach. Also featured are Schubert's Four Impromptus, Op. 90.

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Albums of the Week

Simone Dinnerstein's "A Strange Beauty"

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a fascination with the unexpected and mysterious qualities in Bach's music. This collection of Chorale Preludes, Keyboard Concertos and an English Suite is our Album of the Week.

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An Enchanted Evening of Music

Friday, May 01, 2009

Terrance McKnight and David Garland brought Evening Music to the new Greene Space stage Thursday night with live performances by some of the brightest lights of the classical, contemporary and new music scenes today: Simone Dinnerstein, Don Byron, Jason Moran, Ute Lemper, John Zorn, and Nico Muhly as well ...

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Studio 360

X.mas, Dinnerstein, Vampires

Friday, December 05, 2008

This week Studio 360 gives Christmas a serious makeover. Kurt Andersen teams up with Pentagram Design to re-think the branding of Christmas. Simone Dinnerstein makes Bach’s Goldberg Variations her own. We remember the striking modernism of Leonard Rosenman’s film scores. And find out why pop culture's obsession with vampires never seems to die.


Studio 360

Del, Dinnerstein, Swedish Pop

Friday, April 04, 2008

Studio 360 dives into music’s deep end. Kurt talks with Del the Funky Homosapien, who’s made huge hits but has also carved out a niche as hip-hop’s oddball. Simone Dinnerstein performs a few "Goldberg Variations," and Swedes plot their government-backed global takeover of indie rock. Plus, photographer Taryn Simon with tips on gaining access to forbidden zones.