Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach (Rebroadcast)

Simone Dinnerstein at the Apple Store Soho on March 29, 2013 in New York City.  - Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Simone Dinnerstein at the Apple Store Soho on March 29, 2013 in New York City.

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach (Rebroadcast)

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein fell in love with the music of Bach as a child. She speaks with Diane about her life, her music and her new education initiative called "Bachpacking."

Simone Dinnerstein began studying the piano later in life than most concert pianists. She dropped out of Julliard for a while. And she struggled for recognition. Then she scraped together the funds to record Bach's Goldberg Variations - and her career took off. The album ranked number one on the U.S. Billboard Classical Music chart its first week out. Three subsequent solo albums also topped the charts. Now she's taking classical music to public schools with a new endeavor she calls "Bachpacking." Simone Dinnerstein speaks with Diane about her new album and why she's passionate about sharing her love of Bach.

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Simone Dinnerstein

concert pianist. Her new album is "Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias."

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