Labyrinth

Khatia Buniatishvili

Labyrinth

As much a labyrinth of the emotions as of musical styles, Khatia Buniatishvili’s beautiful album starts with a touching homage to film composer Ennio Morricone before launching into a musical journey that weaves an unexpected path through Chopin, Satie, Bach, Brahms, Couperin, and much, much more. Along the way lie unexpected, sparkling gems: Her own arrangement for four hands of the “Badinerie” from Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2, performed with her sister Gvantsa Buniatishvili, is a minute of pure joy. And both Serge Gainsbourg’s “La Javanaise” and Villa-Lobos’ “Valsa Da Dor” are charming, light diversions, fizzing with understated virtuosity. Buniatishvili’s inclusion of John Cage’s silent “4′33″” is a stroke of genius—an oasis of calm before the final, rapturous Bach to lead us softly out into the open.

Deborah's Theme (From "Once upon a Time in America")
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3 Gymnopédies
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Preludes, Op. 28
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Etudes, Book 1
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Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
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Air on the G String (From Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068)
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14 Romances, Op. 34
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La Javanaise
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Valsa Da Dor
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Les Barricades Mystérieuses
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Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596
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6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118
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I'm Going to Make a Cake (From "The Hours" Soundtrack)
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Sonata in D Minor, K. 32
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Consolations, S. 172
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4'33"
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Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974
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