Taka Kigawa
"Phenomenon. There's no denying he's something special." - The New York Times
Recital/Livestream - "Live from the Ambassador's Residence"
Place & Time
The Official Residence of the Japanese Ambassador in New York
New York NY USA
December 18, 2020
5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Contact Info

Claude Debussy: Estampes
          La soirée dans Grenade
          Jardins sous la pluie

Frederic Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45

Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major, Op. 53, "Heroic"

Tōru Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II
          - In Memorium Olivier Messiaen - 

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Sonata quasi una fantasia"
I. Adagio sostenuto - attacca
II. Allegretto - attacca
 III. Presto agitato

Additional Information

To join the concert, visit: Friday Concert Livestream - TAKA KIGAWA - Friday December 18 at 5 PM

Produced by the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

This concert is one of the "10 Classical Concerts to Stream in December" by The New York Times:
"When he plays in New York, this searching pianist usually programs musical modernists like Boulez, Messiaen or Ligeti. But his sensitivity to texture and resonance is sure to illuminate the more traditional works on offer here: a prelude, ballade and polonaise by Chopin, Debussy’s “Estampes” suite and Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata. Toru Takemitsu’s delicate “Rain Tree Sketch II” rounds out the concert." - ZACHARY WOOLFE


Archived video available on YouTube: Friday Night Live with Taka Kigawa at the Ambassador's residence - the Consulate General of Japan in New York - December 18th 2020

The encore:

1. György Ligeti: Étude No. 15 "White on White"

2. Claude Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse

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