Uploaded on Nov 30, 2011
Release date: January 31, 2012
Simone Dinnerstein: www.simonedinnerstein.com
Video by Tristan Cook (www.tristan-cook.com) and Zac Nicholson (www.zacnicholson.com)
Simone Dinnerstein's Something Almost Being Said includes J. S. Bach's Partitas Nos. 1 and 2, with Schubert's Four Impromptus, Op. 90. Like Simone's Goldberg Variations album, it was recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York by Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. The album's title is taken from English poet Philip Larkin's poem, The Trees.
The Trees by Philip Larkin
The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.
Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.
Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.