Aspen Music Festival And School

A Recital by Simone Dinnerstein piano

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With special thanks to Nanette Finger

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COUPERIN: Les Barricades Mystérieuses from Second livre de pièces de clavecin
SCHUMANN: Arabesque in C major, op. 18
PHILIP GLASS: Mad Rush
COUPERIN: Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins from Troisiéme livre de piéces de clavecin 18 ordre
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SATIE: Gnossienne No. 3
SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana, op. 16

“When things heat up, the room seems ready to burst into flames,” raved the Washington Post following Simone Dinnerstein’s “spellbinding” recital last winter at the Kennedy Center. “Her “intoxicatingly rich, velvety sound always retains agility and translucence.” Now you can hear this magical program, which synthesizes in a seamless arc the elegance of the French Baroque in two works by Couperin, the hypnotic effects of Glass’s Mad Rush, the contrasting moods of Schumann’s Arabesque, Satie’s mysterious Gnosienne No,3, and finally Schumann’s dramatic and challenging Kreisleriana. The work's title was inspired by the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fictional character Johannes Kreisler, a musician who, like Schumann himself, was subject to pathological mood swings. Be entranced by the elegance, grace, and originality of this highly distinctive artist!

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO