Khatia is first with a Morricone tribute album

Khatia is first with a Morricone tribute album


norman lebrecht

July 15, 2020

The French-Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili kicks off with Deborah’s Theme (from “Once Upon a Time in America”) in an imminent Morricone album, Pianist magazine informs us.

Listen here.



  • I’am not a fan at all of this pianist she plays too strongly.

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Of all that American stuff, I think that ‘Tintin in America’ was much better.

  • Interesting….

    I once had the privilege to interview her.

  • Guga says:

    I loved this recording

  • LadyGagarin says:

    I refuse to listen to another ugly note that this “pianist” “plays”

    • Mouse says:

      Dear LadyGagarin, thanks for sharing this information with us readers.
      For my part, I refuse to eat more eggplants pickled in olive oil….

  • Tichy says:

    But not a “Morricone Album”:
    “The full album is set for release on Sony Classics on 9 October 2020. ‘Labyrinth’ will cover a range of beautiful and haunting works for piano by composers varying from Bach, Vivaldi and Scarlatti, to Chopin, Brahms and Satie via Glass, Ligeti and Gainsbourg.”

    By the way, Igor Levit did it first (also with Deborah’s Theme):

    • Jack S says:

      Wrong information. Khatia recorded it in June. Probably Igor listened to Khatia’s version awhile ago. He had an access 😉

  • Gustavo says:

    Obvioulsy too late.

    Er ist der Welt abhanden gekommen.

  • John Porter says:

    Slipped Disc seems interested in Morricone, but fails to recognize a remarkable tribute in the New York Times by John Zorn. And, the tribute is not only remarkable for its content, but the publishing of such by The Times. I wonder why that is?

  • SteelyTom says:

    The Good, the Bad, and the Busty