Taka Kigawa
"Phenomenon... There's no denying he's something special." - The New York Times
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J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

"Sensitive and deeply considered, with its individual lines painted in subtle gradations of color and weight... A dark hue and a deeply melancholy spirit that seemed to prefigure the fugue’s sudden ending, where Bach left it incomplete." - Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

"The pianist Taka Kigawa has demonstrated insightful musicianship and impressive stamina during myriad marathon performances at Le Poisson Rouge, including Pierre Boulez’s complete works for solo piano and Bach’s 'The Art of Fugue.'" - Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

"There are certain performances that impress with the sheer courage needed to attempt them. Playing all of Bach’s 'Art of Fugue' from memory and without a break is a tightrope act of musical daredevilry." - Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

"His famed take on Bach’s 'The Art of the Fugue' is ebullient and audacious." - Stacey Anderson, The Village Voiece

"He continues to amaze us with his undistracted service to the most uncompromising piano music being written today. But that's not all there is to his artistry. When we hear him perform the J.S. Bach's the Art of Fugue, we realize how beholden he is to the great forebear of all the music that has come down the pike since his time, even a lot of jazz. Every note is clean and distinct, yet what we hear between the notes projects the great beauty that can be expressly felt on the piano of today, an instrument unknown to the Baroque master." - Barry L. Cohen, New Music Connoisseur

Posted: Sep-26-2016
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