Not by Love Alone: The Book

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in December

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in December

  • 1st December 2015

Violinists’ birthdays in December include Horigome Yuzuko 堀米ゆず子 (b. 1957) on 4/XII, Andô Kô 安藤幸 (幸田née Kôda 幸田, 1878-1963) on 6/XII and Maehashi Teiko 前橋汀子 (b. 1943) on 11/XII. Horigome Yuzuko was the first Japanese to win the first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (in 1980) Andô Kô, together with her elder sister…

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“Birthday Violinists” in November

“Birthday Violinists” in November

  • 14th November 2015

Several violinists of Japan have birthdays this month, including Etô Toshiya 江藤俊哉 (1927-2008) and Hirose Etsuko 広瀬悦子 (b. 1941) on 9/XI, Kubo Yôko 久保陽子 (b. 1943) on 12/XI, Yasunaga Tôru 安永徹 (b. 1951) on 14/XI, Tokunaga Tsugio 徳永二男 (b. 1946) on 20/XI and Kawabata Narimichi  川畠成道(b. 1971) on 21/XI. Tokunaga…

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Presentation in September

Presentation in September

  • 8th August 2015

The violin as an instrument of civilization and progress: one of the first newspaper advertisements, Tokyo Daily Newspaper, 22 April 1888 On 18 September 2015 I will be giving a lecture on the subject of Not by Love Alone at the German-Japanese Society in Bonn (in German). For details see…

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Book Lauch in Copenhagen!

  • 15th November 2014

Not by Love Alone: The Violin in Japan, 1850 – 2010 Book launch with lecture and recital by Margaret Mehl, hosted by the Danish-Japanese Society When? 28 November 2014, 19:00 Where?  Bethesdas Billedsal, Rømersgade 17, 1362 Copenhagen K. (Near Nørreport Station) For details see here – or here (in Danish)…

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Finally! The Hardback Edition of Not by Love Alone

Finally! The Hardback Edition of Not by Love Alone

  • 6th November 2014

AT LAST! The Hardback edition of Not by Love Alone took a little longer because of technical issues. Yesterday I could finally unpack my first copy. Paperbacks are all very well: however, there is something immensely satisfying about a hardback. The ISBN is 978-87-997283-0-5 and it should soon be available…

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