4. Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960
Simone Dinnerstein's new album A Character of Quiet features music by Philip Glass and Franz Schubert. Known internationally for her concerts and recordings, Dinnerstein was also the pianist for whom Philip Glass composed his Piano Concerto No.3 in 2017. The pandemic year of 2020 has struck hard at the heart of every human activity. During her time at home in Brooklyn, while reading Wordsworth's poetry, the resolve came over her to record Schubert's Piano Sonata D.960 along with selected Philip Glass Piano Etudes. Brooklyn, like the rest of New York, had fallen quiet enough to record and producer Adam Abeshouse crossed the city to record Dinnerstein in her own home. This recording carries us deeper into that sense of quiet.