Tag - beethoven



Japan Times
May 22, 2018
New National Theater, Tokyo, stuns with a bold interpretation of Beethoven's 'Fidelio'
When Ludwig van Beethoven dipped his toe into the world of opera in the early 19th century, the composer may have had the concept of freedom on his mind.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2017
The year's not over till you hear Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
It's "Beethoven season." The run-up to the new year has long been marked in Japan with performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 — known here simply as "daiku" — gloriously performed by large orchestras featuring around 80 instrumentalists and some 100 choir members or more.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2016
There’s a real story behind the ‘Fake’ documentary
Everybody loves a good scandal, and they don't come much riper than the tale of Mamoru Samuragochi. The public unmasking of "Japan's Beethoven" — a celebrated "deaf" composer who turned out to be neither completely deaf nor the main author of his work — was one of the biggest domestic news...
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2015
Pianist Etsko Tazaki seeks out the legacies of Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert
Whether their lives were long or short, the classic composers tended to cement their legacies in their final days, perhaps the point in their lives when they were at their most philosophical.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Quack composer Samuragochi contests ¥61 million damages over canceled tour
A composer accused of faking deafness is contesting a damages suit filed over a nationwide tour that was canceled following the revelation that a ghostwriter penned many of his works.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2014
'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving
A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly "deaf" composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people with his lies.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'