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The KPAC Blog features classical music news, reviews, and analysis from South Texas and around the world.

"Night" Is A Bold And Beautiful New Recording

Mixing genres in music can be easily compared to cooking, or baking. But none of them are easy tasks. While Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt make it sound (and even look) effortless, their journey together wasn't easy. Night, their collaboration out now on Sony Classical, is delicious.

TPR's John Clare caught up with Dinnerstein to talk about mixing folk and classical, creating variations on Leonard Cohen, and the idea of "classical covers." Clare recommends listening to Night and Dreams as well as Colors to get a flavor of the new album.

Hear Night via this Spotify playlist:

John Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania.