Khatia Buniatishvili ****
Philharmonie, Paris, 7th March 2016
There are few composers for the piano as viscerally exciting as Franz Liszt and there are few pianists today who perform his music with as much visceral excitement as Khatia Buniatishvili. The Georgian pianist places Liszt at the core of her repertoire and he took pride of place at the centre of this recital. Encircled by the asymmetrical vineyard layout of the Philharmonie, Buniatishvili tore into the keyboard with thrilling impetuosity, eventually whipping the Parisian audience into something approaching frenzy.
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