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10 September 2012, 12:26
A passionate recording of five transcendental Chopin piano works from Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili - Album of the week, 10th September 2012
Chopin's powerful music is expertly interpreted by one of the rising piano stars of today. Khatia Buniatishvili injects her playing with a sense of deep personal emotion, adding her own experiences of passion and anger to her interpretations of the pieces.
The fast-paced fury of the Ballade No. 4 is balanced by a sweet heartbreaking beauty in the Mazurka in A minor. She describes Chopin's music as 'a breath cut short before its time', capturing a wistful sense of tragic longing in the Funeral March of Sonata No. 2.
It's a poignant album of classic Chopin works, tapping into the emotion behind the music.