|Johann Sebastian Bach|
Keyboard Concerto in D minor (after Marcello), BWV974: Adagio
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067: Badinerie
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air (‘Air on a G String’)
Organ Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi), BWV596: Sicilienne
I’m Going to Make a Cake
|Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)|
Valsa da Dor
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2
|John Cage (1912-1992)|
Pièces de clavecin II: Ordre 6ème in B flat: Les baricades mistérieuses (Mysterious barricades)
Étude No. 5 ‘Arc-en-ciel’
Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major
Keyboard Sonata K32 in D minor
|Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov|
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
|Erik Alfred Leslie Satie|
Gymnopédie No. 1
|Frédéric François Chopin|
Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor
|Ennio Morricone (1928-*)|
Once upon a time in America (Deborah’s Theme)
Khatia Buniatishvili (Piano)
Khatia Buniatishvili’s new recording for Sony Classical is as imaginative, sensitive and philosophical as the award-winning pianist herself. The concept album “Labyrinth” explores the immeasurable search that is the essence of human life. Like in a film it traces a development: Procrastination, melancholy, sensuality, joy and suffering – all from the perspective of a woman enlightened by self-reflection and wisdom.
Recorded in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez at the Philharmonie de Paris, the album creates its own, almost unreal space by making use of the pictorial tonal language of composers from Scarlatti to Morricone, from Bach to Glass.
The labyrinth, says the Franco-Georgian pianist, is destiny and creation, dead end and salvation – a polyphony of life, senses, recalling dreams, neglected presence; unexpected or expected turns of the spoken or unspoken … the labyrinth of our mind.
With “Labyrinth” Khatia Buniatishvili presents her most colourful and varied music selection to date. With her typical uncompromising approach, she puts her extraordinary piano playing at the service of the imagination and describes – with all her joys and sorrows – the dance of a woman with life.
The album features film music by Philip Glass (The Hours) and the recently deceased Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in America), about whom Khatia Buniatishvili says “he deserves his place among the greats Also included are piano paintings by Erik Satie and Serge Gainsbourg, a Latin dance by Heitor Villa-Lobos, an Estonian prayer by Arvo Pärt, a Hungarian etude by György Ligeti, John Cage’s infamous presentation of musical silence, and works by Scarlatti, Brahms, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Couperin and Liszt.
For the album, Khatia Buniatishvili also arranged some pieces herself, such as Bach’s Badinerie for piano four hands and his Sicilienne BWV 596 after Vivaldi’s D minor Concerto RV 565.
Khatia Buniatishvili is a unique phenomenon in classical music: the delicacy of her touch is incomparable, and with the flair of a film director she succeeds in telling stories and putting them in the right light. The pianist works closely with top musicians such as Zubin Mehta, Paavo Järvi and Gidon Kremer, with whom she has also recorded several CDs.