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Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias BWV 772-801


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  • ASIN: B00GXCJOYM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Kwok TOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 23 2014
Format: Audio CD
Noted Brooklyn, NY native and Juilliard-trained classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein demonstrates again why she should be viewed as one of the premier contemporary interpreters of J. S. Bach in her recording of the Bach Inventions & Sinfonias BWV 772-801. Though purists may be tempted to ignore this recording, I would urge them to reconsider, not least because she emphasizes the cantabile, danceable, aspects of Bach's keyboard music through her unique, Romantic, interpretations of familiar works like Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 or Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783 or Sinfonia no. 6 in E Major, BWV 792. I find much to commend in her playing, even if I tend to be more a fan of period instrument-informed performances of the kind emphasized by Andras Schiff in his critically acclaimed recording of the Goldberg Variations. (I would rank hers, Murray Perahia and Schiff's as the three best modern recordings of the Goldberg Variations, with hers especially noteworthy given the unusual circumstances that led to its recording and subsequent release.) Anyone who reads the accompanying liner notes should realize that she has thought long and hard about these pieces, noting how they formed an essential part of her musical education as a young pianist growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s; if for no other reason than these, her latest recording of Bach keyboard works should be due ample serious consideration by potential purchasers as well as fellow reviewers.

Simone Dinnerstein is definitely one of the foremost classical pianists of our time, having yielded a rich recorded musical legacy that includes recordings of the Beethoven cello sonatas with her Juilliard classmate and friend, cellist Zuill Bailey, as well as her celebrated Goldberg Variations album.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
An amazing feat March 13 2014
By Stephen J. Millner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Everyone who has had piano lessons, or lived with someone who had piano lessons, knows the Bach Inventions. They can be tedious. They can be painful. Over and over. Miraculously, Simone Dinnerstein plays them as Bach imagined them before he even wrote them. Each is a shining gem. I don't know how they recorded the piano so beautifully, either. The sound is perfect -- no hammers or levers here, just pure tones. This CD must be heard to be believed. Once you hear it, you will buy it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is a great bach recording June 20 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been listening to Bach for years and somehow I just found Simone Dinnerstein. This is a great, sophisticated recording; she has total command of the music and imparts its flow and character. She has skill in the range of Murray Peraiha and Andras Schiff and has some of the sound and feel of Gould. It is a fair comparison. I will listen to it along with their renditions. What a fantastic surprise.
18 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Expressive, Lively Performances of Familiar J. S. Bach Inventions and Sinfonias Jan. 23 2014
By John Kwok - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Noted Brooklyn, NY native and Juilliard-trained classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein demonstrates again why she should be viewed as one of the premier contemporary interpreters of J. S. Bach in her recording of the Bach Inventions & Sinfonias BWV 772-801. Though purists may be tempted to ignore this recording, I would urge them to reconsider, not least because she emphasizes the cantabile, danceable, aspects of Bach's keyboard music through her unique, Romantic, interpretations of familiar works like Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 or Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783 or Sinfonia no. 6 in E Major, BWV 792. I find much to commend in her playing, even if I tend to be more a fan of period instrument-informed performances of the kind emphasized by Andras Schiff in his critically acclaimed recording of the Goldberg Variations. (I would rank hers, Murray Perahia and Schiff's as the three best modern recordings of the Goldberg Variations, with hers especially noteworthy given the unusual circumstances that led to its recording and subsequent release.) Anyone who reads the accompanying liner notes should realize that she has thought long and hard about these pieces, noting how they formed an essential part of her musical education as a young pianist growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s; if for no other reason than these, her latest recording of Bach keyboard works should be due ample serious consideration by potential purchasers as well as fellow reviewers.

Simone Dinnerstein is definitely one of the foremost classical pianists of our time, having yielded a rich recorded musical legacy that includes recordings of the Beethoven cello sonatas with her Juilliard classmate and friend, cellist Zuill Bailey, as well as her celebrated Goldberg Variations album. Her extensive repertoire includes pieces composed for her by the likes of Brad Mehldau and Dan Felsenfeld for her most recent prior album, "Night", an unlikely musical collaboration with her friend, alt country singer-songwriter Tift Merritt which reminds me more of an early Elton John album than does Elton's latest, "The Diving Board", with exceptional production values and an especially coherent song cycle that includes Purcell and Schubert lieder that are far more memorable than virtually all of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin songs composed for "The Diving Board". Dinnerstein has been a passionate advocate and champion of Bach, Schubert and Beethoven as well as modern composers like Felsenfeld and Nico Muhly, winning new audiences comprised of those who were ignorant of classical music. I have no doubt that "Inventions & Sinfonias" will yield additional new fans of Dinnerstein's impassioned playing, as well as recognition by others of yet another fine set of J. S. Bach recordings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
gutsy programming that she executes with good taste, sensitivity Dec 16 2014
By Gary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I just heard Simone give a masterclass and play two concerts in Portland, Oregon. I have to say she is a remarkable artist and a very warm, approachable person. In the masterclass, she listened intently to each student's performance and tried to clarify for them what they were trying to project versus their actual sound. You hear the sound in your "inner ear" first, and then try to reproduce it on the piano. I think she gave each student new ways to think about their pieces and how to practice and perform them.

The concerts were a treat. She included first time performances (for her) of works by Francis Poulenc and George Crumb (a Christmas Suite for extended piano), juxtaposed with Bach Inventions and a French Suite, Schubert Impromptus and Sonata in B flat, and a work composed for her by Nico Muhly only two years ago. Creative, gutsy programming that she executes with good taste, sensitivity, and powerful interpretation. If she had a gargantuan ego, I wouldn't blame her because it would only match her talent. But she does not, and that makes her an even greater artist in my book. She really deserves the great success she is now enjoying.

Oh, and I did buy her recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations and the Inventions/Sinfonias........and so should you!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Bach June 18 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Dinnerstein's interpretation of Bach's inventions is beautiful. Her skill and emotion is perfectly displayed in this CD. If you like Bach, buy this CD.

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