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Listen: Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' recast into expressive piano hands of Simone Dinnerstein

By John Terauds on February 15, 2012

Simone Dinnerstein (Lisa Marie Mazzucco photo)

New York City pianist Simone Dinnerstein premieres Cohen Variations on NPR. The very pretty, jazz-tinged piano piece by Daniel Felsenfeld is based on Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne.”

Dinnerstein talks to NPR host Tom Huizinga about Cohen, Suzanne and the new solo piano work, and plays it here.

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, Editor-Emeritus of Ludwig van Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at the University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
John Terauds
John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, Editor-Emeritus of Ludwig van Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at the University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
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CLASSICAL 101 | How Can Violins Sound So Sad?

By Anya Wassenberg on July 25, 2019

There is no doubt that there is something about the achingly sweet sound of the violin that makes it the ideal means of expressing sorrow and sadness.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Fascinating New Album Reveals Insights On Haydn Symphonies Through Solo Piano Transcriptions

By Norman Lebrecht on July 26, 2019

A new release by pianist Ivan Ilic of transcribed Haydn Symphonies for solo piano leads the ear up paths never fully imagined by the original symphonist.
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FEATURE | The Piano Market Is Booming, And It's All Because Of China

By Anya Wassenberg on August 13, 2019

An estimated 50 million Chinese kids are now furiously studying classical piano. A look at China's modern-day piano-mania.
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