Khatia Plays Rachmaninov

What can I say? Yes, I write often about Khatia Buniatishvili, be it about her concerts, or about her recordings.

Today I want to share with you Khatia’s recording of music by Rachmaninov:


Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Performed by Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Järvi conducting.

A highlight of Khatia’s recording career where she reunites with Paavo Järvi for her first orchestral recording in 4 years. Rachmaninoff’s epic, dramatic Piano Concertos 2 and 3 are rarely combined on a single CD.

These are two blockbuster concertos of the late-romantic repertoire – especially the 2nd concerto as it has featured in many famous movies such as Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch (1955) or Clint Eastwoods’ film Hereafter (2010).

The 3rd concerto was prominently featured in Shine (1996) with David Helfgott. This album was recorded with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, at Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall, Prague. Khatia was invited to perform the track ‘Kaleidoscope’ on Coldplay’s latest release ‘A Head Full of Dreams’.

Here is the Adagio from the piano concerto number 3 by Sergei RChmaninov, as performed by Khatia Buniatishvili.


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