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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

8.35
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    3 Hungarian dances, orch. composer [orig. piano duet] - no.3 in F major

    Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin for orchestra [after nos. 1, 3, 5 & 4 of piano work]

    Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
  • Khatia Buniatishvili part 1

    • Maurice Ravel

      Gaspard de la nuit for piano

      Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.
    • Johannes Brahms

      3 Intermezzi Op.117 for piano - no.1 (Schlummerlied) & no.2

      Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.
    • Johannes Brahms

      6 Pieces Op.118 for piano - no.2 in A major

      Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.
  • Interval music

    • Maurice Ravel

      Le Tombeau de Couperin for orchestra [after nos. 1, 3, 5 & 4 of piano work]

      Performer: Irish Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Thomas Zehetmair.
      • Naive.
      • V5345.
    • Johannes Brahms

      3 Hungarian dances [nos. 1, 3 and 10], orch. composer [orig. piano duet]

      Conductor: Marin Alsop. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • NAXOS.
      • 8.557429-NA.
  • Khatia Buniatishvili part 1

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor Op.31 for piano

      Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.
    • Maurice Ravel

      La Valse - choreographic poem, arr. for piano [orig. orchestra]

      Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.
    • Igor Stravinsky

      3 Movements from Petrushka, transc. for piano

      Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.

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