Posts Tagged "Sendai"

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – from Sendai

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – from Sendai

  • 10th November 2021

Come to think of it, it’s a really long way to Tipperary from the provincial town in northern Japan. But that didn’t prevent a Japanese high school student from singing the テッペラリーソング (‘Tipperary Song’), in a concert at Miyagi Teacher Training College in Sendai in February 1916. Published in 1912…

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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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