[ Sony Classical / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 3 May 2019
Khatia Buniatishvili's first Schubert recording includes Schubert's great last Piano Sonata (D 960), the 4 popular Impromptus and Ständchen (arr.by Liszt).
Khatia is one of the today's leading classical pianists, having performed at the most prestigious venues and events including New York's Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms at the London's iconic Royal Albert Hall and Salzburg Festival.
Gramophone noted of her previous recordings "Buniatishvili produces the most ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo" ('Motherland') and "Right from the concerto's opening moments, there's tremendous power to Buniatishvili's playing, and her massive technique overcomes every hurdle with ease." ('Rachmaninoff').
"It's a reading of extremes that will either beguile or frustrate… There's no doubting Buniatishvili's considerable pianistic powers, nor her abundant imagination, but overall this seems a disc that promotes her rather than Schubert's sublime music." Gramophone
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, D. 960
I. Molto moderato
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzo - Allegro vivace con delicatezza
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899
No. 1 in C Minor
No. 2 in E-Flat Major
No. 3 in G-Flat Major
No. 4 in A-Flat Major
Ständchen, S. 560 (Trans. from Schwanengesang No. 4, D. 957)