Khatia Buniatishvili plays Chopin:
This recording is by no means conservative; this artist brings her own style and interpretation to the music of Frederic Chopin. Not everyone will like this. But explore it to see what YOU think:
She performs the following compositions:
- Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
- Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 ‘Marche funèbre’
- Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
- Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
Performed by Khatia Buniatishvili, piano.
This album marks Khatia Buniatishvili’s debut performance on CD of the piano concerto #2 by Chopin. The concerto performance is augmented by additional solo Chopin compositions to add wonderful variety to this recording.
Khatia Buniatishvili is 24 years old, and this Russian-born pianist has already achieved an exceptional maturity of interpretation and a distinctive artistic approach to her music.
In the current season she is giving concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus. Also coming soon are recitals in Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris, as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London.
Ms. Buniatishvili plays Chopin’s Waltz in C-sharp minor with lovely musical sensitivity, and a very light touch.
Then she performs the “Funeral March” Sonata. It is approached as tenderly as the waltz, with lyrical passages interpreted quite beautifully.
Let me show you some illustrations:
First, here is Khatia Buniatishvili playing CHOPIN’s SONATA Nº2 Op 35:
And next, something quieter: The Chopin Ballade No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 52:
Yes, there are several major tempo variations, but I like this interesting interpretation.
Tags: Frederic Chopin, Khatia Buniatishvili, pianist, Ballade, Waltz, Sonata, Mazurka, Piano Concerto #2 Op. 21