Tuesday, August 28

We hear as much of Simone Dinnerstein's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations as can fit between newscasts, beginning and ending with the aria. The pianist's name is pronounced Simona Dinnersteen, and as her Telarc CD comes out there are stories about her in Slate and the New York Times. Of her earlier career difficulties, Dinnerstein says: "I do have a particular way of playing, and if you don't like it, you don't like it." See if you like it.

Bach: Goldberg Variations

11 AM

  • Bach: Goldberg Variations (most). Simone Dinnerstein (Telarc 80692)
Also up: Dvorak's Bagatelles, Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy, sacred Josquin and Mendelssohn's C minor trio. These thumbnails link to commercial vendors but please support GPB by ordering through PB-1 (877-448-4719). And lest you fret about storage, I assure you that in real life these albums are all the same size.
The Essential Josquin des Prez

12 N
  • Traditional/Harris: O'Carolan Medley. Aureole (Koch 7660)
  • Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47. Ensemble Explorations, Frank Braley (Harmonia Mundi 901880)
  • Frumerie: Horn Concerto, Op. 70. Ib Lanzky-Otto, Stockholm Phil, Westerberg (Caprice 21400)
  • Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy. Sarah Chang, Berlin Phil, Domingo (EMI 57220)
1 PM
  • Telemann: Orchestral Suite in E-flat. La Stagione Frankfurt (CPO 999 994)
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor. Trio Wanderer (Harmonia Mundi 901961)
  • Desprez. Ave Maria...Virgo Serena. The Clerks' Group, Wickham (Gaudeamus 361)