Georgian Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili Shows Proud Natural Talent of 'Motherland' on New Album from Sony Classical

By Ian Holubiak on Jul 08, 2014 02:24 PM EDT

Aggregating web articles about Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, you may find that the piano virtuoso has some sort of, well, complex. Whether it be unremitting self-indulgence or excessive pride, can you knock someone who's an undeniable talent?

And, to no surprise, the latest from Norman Lebrecht (entitled "Another Georgian artist with gender issues") speaks to these truths about Khatia and her undeniable self-reflection of "natural assets."

In Vienna, she's been chalking up her talents to her insatiable crusade for pure music, truth in what sets her apart from other artists who toil in similar musical vineyards.

She has an album coming out via Sony entitled Motherland. And a provocative video featuring the ample pianist has been removed from YouTube.

Nevertheless, here's what she has to say about, you guessed it, herself:

Earth and woman are, for me, symbols of fertility and creativity. It's a primitive truth: We all come from our mother. Feminine fertility is what makes my CD so personal. That is why I don't play the virtuoso here, as usual. It comes - trite, but true - from the heart. In these pieces, emotion transcends style, one doesn't know which which period they come from; in this mixture, style is no more. The album is bound up with my mother, the beginning of my life in her belly.

Put it however you will, Khatia, we're just here for some stellar piano playing.

So get to it, will ya?

It's hard to deny the talent here:

And another one of Schumann:

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