Khatia Buniatishvili – Chopin (2012) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Khatia Buniatishvili – Chopin (2012) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:11:17 minutes | 555 MB | Genre: Classical
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”Chopin´s music is like a breath of a young soul, with no time to be indifferent to love”, says Khatia Buniatishvili. The Georgian pianist, whom the London Evening Standard described as “a force of nature [with] a truly staggering technique to generate performances that leave you gasping” dedicates her second album to Frédéric Chopin. Buniatishvili presents her very personal approach to the composer with a programme encompassing five masterpieces, among them the Sonata No. 2 with the famous Funeral March as well as the Second Piano Concerto.

A Liszt recital on Sony Classical last year was Khatia Buniatishvili’s critically acclaimed debut as a recording artist. After the great recognition of this first album, she is now following this up with an album that encompasses five works by Frédéric Chopin. This album marks her debut concerto recording with orchestra.

Khatia Buniatishvili has been described by The Independent as “the young Georgian firebrand”. At the age of only 24 years, this Tblisi-born pianist has already achieved an exceptional maturity of interpretation and a distinctive artistic approach that make her playing unmistakable.

“the most completely successful item on her enjoyable new Chopin disc is the stormy B flat minor Sonata…The young Georgian musician shows a remarkable command of her instrument and a volatility that may remind some of Martha Argerich. Yet Buntiahsvili’s is not an entirely coherent view of the first moment’s structure. She grasps the more straightforward trajectories of the remaining movements, delivering a gripping performance.” (BBC Music Magazine)

“Speeds are flexible; the phrasing is fresh, the poetic touch constant…High technical finesse and strong structural control are other attributes…Even when Buniatishvili is at her most focused, her febrile approach to Chopin’s art may rub some listeners the wrong way.” (The Times, UK)

Tracklist

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64/2
1 Tempo giusto 03:19

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 ‘Funeral March’
2 I. Grave – Doppio movimento 06:03
3 II. Scherzo 06:47
4 III. Marche funèbre. Lento 08:28
5 IV. Finale: Presto 01:15

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
6 Andante con moto 10:26

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
7 I. Maestoso 13:09
8 II. Larghetto 08:54
9 III. Allegro vivace 07:33

Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17/4
10 Lento ma non troppo 04:54

Personnel
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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