Simone Dinnerstein: A Character of Quiet (Music of Schubert and Glass)

September 28, 2020, 9:00 am

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays the music of Franz Schubert and Philip Glass on the album A Character of Quiet. She recorded it over the course of two evenings at her home in Brooklyn in June 2020, during the quiet of the New York City lockdown, with her longtime producer and friend Adam Abeshouse. The album includes three Etudes by Glass paired with Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960. Dinnerstein writes in her notes for this album about the similarities between the two composers, and their relevance to her making this album during this time: “I love their pared down quality, their economy, their ability to change everything by changing just one note in a chord. Their asceticism suited the moment.”