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Watch: A new contender for Serge Gainsbourg’s legacy

May 2, 2017 by norman lebrecht

10 comments.


It used to be all Jane Birkin…. Now it’s Khatia Buniatishvili.


Comments (10)

  1. Momus says:

    Oscar Petersen she is not. And the piano is out of tune.

    1. Vlad says:

      Indeed, she sounds more like Oscar Peterson.

  2. Ungeheuer says:

    Please please PLEASE not her again

  3. Brian says:

    French TV stations must have something going on with this pianist. It seems like every week we see a new video of her, and they’re all French.

    Of course, here in the U.S., even an incredibly attractive and/or talented pianist wouldn’t get the time of day on PBS anymore, let alone on a major network.

    1. Max Grimm says:

      Her living in Paris and holding French citizenship may explain the French TV and French language bit.

      1. Brian says:

        Interesting, I didn’t realize she lived there, though she seems to have an impressive command of French given that it’s presumably not her first language.

        Kudos probably go to her publicist too…

  4. Martin Richard says:

    Wonderful woman and wonderful pianist.

    She is not doing what it has already been done before.

    The way she’s playing put the critics up and that is very thrilling.

  5. Bobby Brown says:

    Those pseudo-intracoital facial twitchings are becoming rather faded with each subsequent video. Serge Forward and Jane Firkin did it better, although that was decades back.

  6. Bruce says:

    I get tired of the way the camera dwells on her face, but I do like listening to her playing.

  7. Peter says:

    when you saw her last time in TV and think: it can’t get any lower, worse taste, and more kitschy, and then she proves you wrong…


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