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Lunch with Khatia Buniatishvili

Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata #2 in B Flat minor, Op. 35
Scherzo #2 in B Flat minor, Op. 31
Scherzo #3 in C Sharp minor, Op. 39
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
London, Wigmore Hall, 11 February 2013

The weekly BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall feature much-loved international artists and young, up-and-coming performers from the BBC New Generations scheme. The many portraits decorating the Green Room at Wigmore remind us that practically all the great soloists in the business have performed here at some point in their career. Yet lunch with Khatia Buniatishvili is not an easy thing. The program proposed by the Georgian pianist on February 11 for a sold-out Wigmore was anything but a rush lunch at your nearest fast-food joint. For its mere 60 minutes it was quite a copious meal, food for thought as it were, taking a while to digest but eventually paying off. In fact, with playing this focused, relentlessly intense and passionate, insightful and quite stunningly virtuosic to boast, it was sheer delight.
Read the full review on Classical Net