Khatia Buniatishvili - Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, Stravinsky
Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Petroc Trelawny presents Khatia Buniatishvili playing piano music by Brahms, Chopin, Ravel and Stravinsky.
Khatia Buniatishvili plays piano music by Brahms, Chopin, Ravel and Stravinsky.
Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1 (Schlummer lied)
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op.117 No.2
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in A, Op.118 No.2
8.15: Interval music
Piano works by Ravel and Brahms, arranged for orchestra
Fryderyk Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31
Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Igor Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Still in her mid-twenties, the Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has been enjoying a meteoric rise to fame in the musical world. She was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2009 until 2011 and Martha Argerich has acclaimed her as 'a young pianist of extraordinary talent'.
Her programme provides the opportunity to show many facets of her artistry. Ravel's atmospheric 'Gaspard de la Nuit' forms the centre of the first half, prefaced by Brahms' tender and thoughtful Intermezzi - some of his most beautiful miniatures.
Khatia's astonishing virtuosity is reflected in the latter half of the programme with two whirlwind interpretations - Ravel's 'La Valse' and the piano version of three movements from Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka, in which the music depicts a busy fairground and the unsuspected emotional anguish of a puppet within it.