Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor

"Some works actually benefit from the lively sound, like the Sonata in B Minor of Franz Liszt. While some pianists value this sonata for its showy virtuosic potential, Mr. Kigawa brought real expressive depth to this massive - nearly 40 minutes - work. Written in four uninterrupted movements, the interior drama of the work was so vividly developed that while Mr. Kigawa looked cool and unruffled at the end, the audience was left breathless. Musicians and musicologists have argued for over 160 years about the significance of, and the symbolism in this work. But with a performance as stirring as Mr. Kigawa’s, the sonata’s reputation as Liszt’s greatest work is assured." - Fabio Cantante, Shelter Island Reporter, NY, USA