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Simone Dinnerstein: "Bach: A Strange Beauty"


During this week from the 14th to the 20th of March, at 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM (Madrid Time), you can listen to excerpts from the new album of Simone Dinnerstein "Bach: A Strange Beauty".

Simone Dinnerstein
"Bach: A Strange Beauty" 

 

 Review from www.simonedinnerstein.com

Simone's new album - Bach: A Strange Beauty - made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart in its first week on sale. Simone is also the only Traditional Classical artist to make the Billboard Top 200 chart which compiles the entire music industry's top selling albums. In addition, this week the album is No. 4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart (new artists across musical genres). Bach: A Strange Beauty also spent time as the No. 1 top selling album on Barnesandnoble.com and No. 2 selling album on Amazon.com, in good company with The Decemberists, Cake, The Black Keys and Bruno Mars. In Germany, the disc made the Top 20 on the Klassik Bestseller list compiled by Musikmarkt magazine.

Bach: A Strange Beauty is Simone's first orchestral disc, and her first recording for Sony. It includes Bach's Keyboard Concerti in D minor and F minor with the Kammerorchester Staatskapelle Berlin, plus solo works (the English Suite in G minor, and transcriptions of three Chorale Preludes by Busoni, Kempff, and Hess). The mixed program offers a range of sonorities and textures - the solo piano, piano with orchestra, the piano mimicking other instruments, and even the piano evoking a soloist with orchestra, as it does during the English Suite.

The title Simone has chosen comes from a quote from the writer and philosopher Sir Francis Bacon about beauty: "There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." She feels this exemplifies the way she experiences Bach's music. Seemingly built around patterns, symmetry and logic, Bach's music upon further exploration deviates constantly from the expected patterns, altering the rhythmic stress and creating something mysterious and unexpected.




 

Posted on 2011-03-14 11:10:58.327