NPR

First Listen: Simone Dinnerstein, 'Circles: Piano Concertos by Bach & Glass'

A world premiere recording of a new piano concerto by Philip Glass sits comfortably beside a Bach classic.
Simone Dinnerstein and Philip Glass. Source: Richard Guérin

At first glance, and might seem like strange bedfellows. But their keyboard concertos, separated by some 285 years, end up complementing, rather than contradicting each other on , a new album and the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
Viking's Choice: Cracked Music From The Nurse With Wound List, Hypercolor Rave, More
Nurse With Wound's influential list of 291 experimental artists finally gets the compilation treatment, plus a toxic banger from noise-rock trio Buildings and rhapsodic rave music by Octo Octa.
NPR3 min read
Banjo Player, Folklorist, Photographer and Filmmaker John Cohen Has Died
A member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Cohen celebrated American roots culture in many mediums, including his celebrated photography. He died Monday at age 87.
NPR2 min read
White House To Revoke Waiver Allowing California To Set Its Own Emissions Standards
The end of the state's Obama-era waiver is seen by many as the latest move to undo a years-long push to produce more fuel efficient cars.