Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Friday, March 2, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


In her 2011 Duke Performances collaboration with Tift Merritt, the Brooklyn-based pianist Simone Dinnerstein caught Americana partisans off guard with her marvelous solo rendition of a suite by Bach — a composer whose rigorously precise music she plays with accessible clarity and “lean, knowing, unpretentious elegance” (The New Yorker). After rising to prominence via a self-financed recording of the Goldberg Variations, she now records for the eminent Sony Classical label. This year, Dinnerstein steps into the solo spotlight for a full course of piano music, offering two delightful Bach Partitas alongside poetically tender meditations by Brahms and Schubert.

Program

CHOPIN: Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
DANIEL FELSENFELD: The Cohen Variations
BRAHMS: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
BACH: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV826
SCHUBERT: Impromptus, Op. 90
BACH: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV825

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