Proms Chamber Music: Khatia Buniatishvili

Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor Liszt Liebesträum No. 3 in A flat major Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major Chopin Preludes, Op. 28 – No. 4 in E minor

Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)


Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Khatia Buniatishvili has for years been turning heads with her mesmerising stage presence and unique style of pianism, mixing uncanny sensitivity with old-school fireworks. In this recital she explores the different brands of virtuosity perfected by three composer-pianists, Chopin, Liszt and Prokofiev.

Liszt’s B minor Piano Sonata, dedicated to Schumann, is considered by many to be his finest work, whilst his Liebesträum No. 3 is one of his most popular – the quintessential Romantic piano miniature. Buniatishvili recorded both as part of her 2011 disc Liszt: Piano Works, which was released shortly before this chamber performance. Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata, meanwhile, contains some of the most dynamic music ever devised by a composer renowned for his motoric piano style.

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(From the BBC Proms 2011, 8 August)

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