Khatia Buniatishvili releases first single from upcoming album


By Erica Worth

10 July 2020

The Georgian pianist pays tribute to the late Ennio Morricone in her new release

Listen to Deborah's Theme (from "Once Upon a Time in America") below

 

Khatia Buniatishvili has released the first single from her forthcoming album, 'Labyrinth'The new recording, which is an arrangement of Deborah's Theme (from "Once Upon a Time in America"), is a tribute to the late composer Ennio Morricone, who passed away on 6 July aged 91. 

Announcing the release on her Instagram page, Khatia commented, "I arranged it myself because I wanted to be part of his universe of beliefs that love is pure, unconditional, one and never ending; to imprint every note in my soul in purpose not to lose the childhood for good.

Who thought of death, I could only think of ephemeral feeling of immortality that brings tears of happiness, love, gratitude. Thank you, Ennio Morricone."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ennio Morricone. Reminiscence of dreams at their ruins. Ode to childhood, to youth. The single from my new forthcoming album « Labyrinth » is out today - « Deborah’s theme ». Earlier than planned... I arranged it myself because I wanted to be part of his universe of beliefs that love is pure, unconditional, one and never ending; to imprint every note in my soul in purpose not to lose the childhood for good. Who thought of death, I could only think of ephemeral feeling of immortality that brings tears of happiness, love, gratitude. Thank you, Ennio Morricone. ❤️ Link in Bio for the complete version. #EnnioMorricone #OnceUponATimeInAmerica #Deborahstheme #outnow #applemusic #spotify #deezer #amazonmusic #tidal #itunes #photo #estherhaase #khatiabuniatishvili #love #life #music #cinema

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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.

‘Labyrinth’ was recorded in France at La Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris.