Bach Project - Simone Dinnerstein
My love for Bach and my feeling that I have
are as close to religion as I get.
I would say his music is kind of cosmic.
Gould was a huge influence on me
but maybe more in an abstract kind of way,
not that I’m trying to emulate how he plays.
What I was influenced by was the fact
that he had such a strong vision
and wasn’t frightened by anyone
and just followed what he thought was important in the music
and what his personal vision of this music way.
You know, if you go and lie down in the country at night
and you look up at the stars and you don’t know what any of it means
and you’re just looking at this huge vista,
I would say that Bach's music is like that.