Posts Tagged "Suzuki Shin’ichi"

The Premiere of Kate I. Hansen’s Slesvig, Sendai, 11 June 1932

The Premiere of Kate I. Hansen’s Slesvig, Sendai, 11 June 1932

  • 5th June 2018

As described in my previous blog, The Suzuki String Quartet and Kate I. Hansen’s Slesvig, the first performance of the entire quartet, Slesvig (or “Schlesvig”, as Hansen spells the title), took place on 11 June 1932, at Miyagi College in Sendai. Hansen had taught at the college since 1907 and…

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The Suzuki String Quartet and Kate I. Hansen’s ‘Slesvig’

The Suzuki String Quartet and Kate I. Hansen’s ‘Slesvig’

  • 28th May 2018

Kate I. Hansen’s work Slesvig was first performed by the Suzuki String Quartet in 1932. How she met them is unclear, but at the time professional string quartets in Japan hardly existed. The Quartet was founded by Suzuki Shin’ichi (1898-1998) soon after his return from Berlin, where he studied from…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in October

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in October

  • 1st October 2016

Birthday violinists in October include SUZUKI Shin’ichi  鈴木鎮一  (1898-1998) on 17 October, Midori (b. 1971, known in Japan as GOTÔ Midori 五嶋 みどり) on 25 October and TAKEZAWA Kyôko 竹澤恭子 (b. 1966) on 30 October. Suzuki Shin’ichi, is of course, best known for his development the “mother tongue” method of…

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Birthday Violinists in September

Birthday Violinists in September

  • 2nd September 2016

Birthday violinists in September include, among others, URUSHIHARA Asako 漆原朝子 (b. 1966) on 5 September – the same day as Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973), with whom several Japanese studied at some point in their careers; MORI Yûko 森悠子 (b. 1944) on 9 September, and SUMI Eriko 鷲見恵理子 (b. 1980) on 17 September. Urushihara…

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