Posts by: Margaret Mehl

Ivry Gitlis イヴリー・ギトリス (1922-2020) in Japan

Ivry Gitlis イヴリー・ギトリス (1922-2020) in Japan

  • 31st December 2020

The great violinist Ivry Gitlis (b.1922) passed away on 24 December 2020. Others, musicians, people who had the good fortune to meet him have written about him, much better than I can do. Nevertheless, I’m re-posting a blog I wrote for violinist.com a year after the North-Eastern Japan earthquake and…

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The Travelling Taishôgoto 大正琴

The Travelling Taishôgoto 大正琴

  • 9th May 2020

Musical instruments from Japan – Yamaha grand pianos and wind instruments come to mind, or Suzuki violins; or else traditional Japanese instruments, of which the large taiko drums and the shakuhachi flute are probably most familiar in the West. Occasionally one can also hear other instruments in Europe, such as…

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