All Arts Review 4U
Liszt's Don Juan Fantasy (in Himy's CD Homage to Mozart) was ferocious evidence that Himy is fully equal to the demands of music composed by a man who was a legendary piano prodigy during his lifetime. This work would be well beyond the capabilities of most pianists, and even those pianists who might have the technical ability to play the notes would generally lack the confidence to give the piece the emotional grandeur that Himy seems to insert naturally in his playing.
Stephen Neal Dennis
With Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Himy revealed his true talents: a prodigious muscular power and emotional forcefulness. Under Himy's hands, the variations were rapturously emotional, a veritable tidal wave of successive and rapidly altering emotions. The listener, knowing that by 1840 Schumann was displaying obvious signs of the mental instability that would require him to spend the final years of his life under institutional care, sensed a noble mind already being wrenched apart by competing emotions."