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Simone Dinnerstein in dress rehearsal for The Eye Is the First Circle. Maria Baranova/courtesy of Peak Performances hide caption

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein illuminates a lifetime in art with a new multimedia concert

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Pop juggernaut Charlie Puth's Voicenotes is one of our picks for the essential albums coming out May 11. Benjamin Lennox/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: May 11

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Simone Dinnerstein plays The Cohen Variations, by Daniel Felsenfeld in the NPR studios Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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A New Twist On The Leonard Cohen Classic 'Suzanne'

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Dinnerstein's performance in Cuba followed the release of Broadway-Lafayette, an album of piano concertos. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Simone Dinnerstein performs a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Simone Dinnerstein (left) and Tift Merritt's new album, Night, comes out March 19. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have an album coming out in March. Sony Classical hide caption

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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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Cabinet host John Wesley Harding kicked off the show with a heart-stopping Conway Twitty cover. NPR hide caption

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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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Music by Bach helped launch the unusual career of Simone Dinnerstein. Frank Stewart/Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Simone Dinnerstein Communes With 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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Simone Dinnerstein's new album highlights the constantly changing nature of Bach's keyboard music. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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

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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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