Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Nobu Koda

I just came across Nobu Koda's name in a book I am reading by Eri Hotta about Sinichi Suzuki (the book will be available in November of this year), and found a recording of this lovely violin sonata on YouTube:

Koda (1870-1946) is acknowledged as the first Japanese person to write music in the western classical tradition. She graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1889, and then studied at the Vienna Conservatory.

You can read more about her here. Her two Sonatas, published in Japan by Schott, are available in a handful of libraries.

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