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A New Twist On The Leonard Cohen Classic 'Suzanne'

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

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Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

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Merritt And Dinnerstein, A Musical Odd Couple, On Bridging Their Worlds

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Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt, 'Night'

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Hear Dinnerstein Play Bach In The 'Performance Today' Studio

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Simone Dinnerstein: Variations on a Career

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Simone Dinnerstein communes with the music of J.S. Bach at the NPR studio. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Partita No. 1 in B-flat

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Cabinet Of Wonders: Episode Six

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Simone Dinnerstein, at NPR's Studio 4A, plays The Cohen Variations, a new piece based on Leonard Cohen's song "Suzanne." Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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A New Twist On A Leonard Cohen Classic

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Simone Dinnerstein Communes With Bach

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Simone Dinnerstein: The Shifting Sounds Of J.S. Bach

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Simone Dinnerstein earned international acclaim with her 2007 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her second album comes out next week. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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