John Pitman Review: Simone Dinnerstein’s A Character of Quiet
The pandemic has disrupted the lives and professional routines of artists all over the world. In the realm of classical music, it has been a huge adjustment as musicians wait at home for concert halls to once again fill with audiences who can safely hear them. New York City-based pianist Simone Dinnerstein, having had to cancel her concert season, found herself at home like so many. In June, with encouragement from her audio producer, Simone recorded on her Hamburg Steinway several etudes by Philip Glass, and the final piano sonata of Franz Schubert. They work wonderfully together, conveying “A Character of Quiet” that has become a part of our lives. It’s a welcome sound to fill that space.