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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 kokyû – the Violin’s Forgotten Cousin

The kokyû – the Violin’s Forgotten Cousin

  • 12th November 2016

In Not by Love Alone I wrote about “the violin’s forgotten cousin” and Japan’s very own bowed instrument; the kokyû 胡弓 (or 日本胡弓). Its origins are disputed. According to the most plausible theory, it was developed in Japan in the late sixteenth century from the shamisen 三味線, a three-stringed plucked…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in July

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in July

  • 21st July 2016

Birthdays in July include TOKUE Hisako 徳江尚子(比佐子, b. 1945) on 6 July, FURUSAWA Iwao 古澤 巌 (b. 1959) on 11 July, GOTÔ Ryû 五嶋 龍 (b. 1988) on 13 July, TENMA Atsuko 天満 敦子 (b. 1955) on 18 July, as well as FUJIKAWA Mayumi 藤川 真弓 (b. 1946) and SUMI…

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