Quoted from the previous revue: "Compared to Liszt's operatic transcriptions - or Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations," - these works can seem a little tame." It is "interesting" that people are still not bored by this kind of hackneyed commonsense wisdom. Of course: Liszt is famous, Hummel is not, therefore he is less good than Liszt. What did we learned from this statement? Nothing. This is a mere truism; worse, an untrue truism. Why not to say: Compared to Brahms, Beethoven, whomever - including Hummel - most of Liszt's piano works are empty showpieces, exhibitionist acrobatics - ? If we would compare any composer with the few greatest giants like Bach or Beethoven, all of them would fall short. But usually they are not compared and need not be compared, either with the handful of giants or with each other; neither need Hummel, who is a first-rate original composer. By the way, Liszt himself had an incomparably better opinion of Hummel than people still have irrespective of some huge masterpieces of his that fortunately have become available on various CDs.
As to the excellence of Madoka Inui's playing, I totally agree. (This statement is not a truism, since Mrs Inui is not an over-famous pianist.)