Simone Dinnerstein
Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Program Notes

Simone Dinnerstein

The sonata ends with strangely beautiful layers of sound created by a continuous trill surrounded by a...

Simone Dinnerstein

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:04pm

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          A pianist of “arresting freshness and subtlety” (TIME), Simone Dinnerstein returns to Miller Theatre for her second solo recital bringing together challenging keyboard works both old and new. Though Dinnerstein is perhaps best known for her interpretations of Bach, The Philadelphia Inquirer puts her “in a league with any of the great Beethoven pianists of our time.” She’ll pair one of Beethoven’s most profound piano sonatas with a clever work by George Crumb, the New York premiere of a recent piece by Nico Muhly written just for her, and Bach’s ingenious Two-Part Inventions, which are too-rarely performed in concert.


  • J.S. Bach   Two-Part Inventions for keyboard, Op. 772-786
  • George Crumb Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (Ruminations on ‘Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk) (2001)
  • Nico Muhly You Can’t Get There From Here (2012) New York Premiere
  • Beethoven   Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111