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    Any opinion(s) on this Georgian-born pianist? I have her performance for Rachmaninoff's 2nd and 3rd on CD, and I loved every moment of those 70 minutes! Here is one part:

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    Love her. At her best, I find her more sensitive and expressive than Yuja Wang, and many others. As she’s matured, she’s settled down and developed greater depth of interpretation. I love the simplicity of a performance like this and she’s capable of having a very delicate and refined touch. But her concert with Zubin Mehta was the worst that I’ve heard of her and I thought it was a very poor performance because she sounded nervous and hyper. That’s not the case here and some pianists would break out into a sweat trying to play something that’s as exposed and slowly paced as this. She’s still young and I believe she has a great future.

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    I really like her. I particularly like watching her (not just because she's very attractive but that certainly makes it even more enjoyable) as she gets really emotionally involved. Sometimes this can be a bad thing for her but usually (of the clips I've seen of her performing live) it really makes her performances stand out. I'd love to see her live.

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    I love her passion and interpretations, but sometimes tempos get away from her in concert. This last movement from Prokofiev's 7th Sonata is way too fast and ends in a mess of made up parts! (from 2:20 she's just wildly slapping at the keyboard!)

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    I attended a concert by Khatia this evening. In my non-expert opinion, I think she is fabulous. It seems to me that Khatia feels every note of the music. A very enjoyable evening.

    • SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D960
    • SCHUBERT/LISZT Ständchen S.560-7
    • SCHUBERT/LISZT Gretchen am Spinnrade S.558-8
    • SCHUBERT/LISZT Erlkönig S.558-4
    • LISZT Etude d'exécution transcendante No. 4 "Mazeppa" S.139-4
    • LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major, S.244-6


    She met fans after the concert, and was very gracious.

    I own this Blu-ray by Khatia:



    She told me that another Blu-ray of one of her concerts will be released, but she didn't know when. I'll buy every Blu-ray she releases ... I like to see her play, in addition to hearing her.
    Last edited by RobertKC; Apr-18-2019 at 05:38.

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    Warm, voluptuous, magestic.
    Her playing is good too.

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    Does she play anything other than standard repertoire?
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