Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert
Artist: Simone Dinnerstein
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Label: Sony Classical
Something Almost Being Said combines J. S. Bach's Partitas Nos. 1 and 2 with Schubert's Four Impromptus, Op. 90. 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.
Simone says of the album and its title, "Bach and Schubert, to my ears, share a distinctive quality. Their non-vocal music has a powerful narrative, a vocal element. The effect is that of wordless voices singing textless melodies. Bach and Schubert's melodic lines are so fluent, so expressive, and so minutely inflected that they sound as though they might at any moment burst suddenly into speech. They sound like something almost being said."