Nineteenth-Century Music Review – Special Japan Issue

Nineteenth-Century Music Review – Special Japan Issue

  • 28th March 2014

The December 2013 issue (Vol.10.2) of Nineteenth-Century Music Review is devoted to music in Japan. I guest edited it and wrote the introduction (pp. 211-22). It contains four articles (pp. 223-321), published for the first time: Yasuko Tsukahara (Professor of Japanese Music History at Tokyo University of the Arts): “State…

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North-Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Third Anniversary

North-Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Third Anniversary

  • 11th March 2014

Today is the third anniversary of the North-Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami. Last year in Tokyo one could get the impression that it is past history, but along the Sanriku coast recovery is slow and the disaster is still very much present. 3/11 sparked off what I suspect was a…

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Meikyoku kissa 名曲喫茶

Meikyoku kissa 名曲喫茶

  • 31st January 2014

Towards the end of my stay in Tokyo last year, I visited the Café Le Violon in Asagaya. I learnt about the Café Le Violon through a youtube video. The description said that the recording from the original SP had been made at the Violon. It may have been this…

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Recognition for Previous Book

Recognition for Previous Book

  • 17th November 2013

Well, sort of. I found out that my book Private Academies of Chinese Learning in Meiji Japan has apparently been pirated by a Russian hacker. Not sure whether to feel flattered that someone found it worthwhile to steal what is after all a fairly specialized academic study, or angry, because…

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Chamber Music by Mount Fuji

Chamber Music by Mount Fuji

  • 25th October 2013

Last weekend I attended the Amateur Players Association of Japan’s 37th annual Lake Kawaguchi Autumn Music Festival. Please see my blog entry at violinist.com.

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