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Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 5

Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572382
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Naxos’s Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens albums feature acclaimed violinist Takako Nishizaki who, as a child, studied with her father, Shinji, and with Shinichi Suzuki himself. Her father was active in the early stages of the development of the Suzuki® Method and for many years taught at the Matsumoto summer school and organised the Suzuki activities in the Nagoya area after Shinichi Suzuki had moved to Matsumoto. Takako Nishizaki was the first student to complete the now famous Suzuki® course and was awarded a teacher’s diploma at the tender age of nine.

® Suzuki is a trademark of the International Suzuki Association and the Suzuki Violin School music books are published by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc.


Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,May 2010

Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 1 8.572378
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 2 8.572379
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 3 8.572380
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 4 8.572381
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 5 8.572382
Takako Nishizaki 8.572383
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 7 8.572494

The late Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), great music educator, maintained that as a child acquires language skills, so can he or she acquire the language of music, regardless of aptitude or talent. "All children in the world show their splendid capacities by speaking and understanding their mother language, thus displaying the original power of the human mind...children, taken without previous aptitude or tests of any kind, have almost without exception made great progress..." The gift of music leads children to develop into richer human beings. Living proof of this truth is Takako Nishizaki, who at the ripe old age of eight(!) became the first Suzuki Method music student to graduate with a teacher's degree. She went on to become a musical superstar and one of the most frequently recorded violinists. In this set of seven discs, one can hear samples of the repertoire employed, and included is a fascinating pictorial history of Ms. Nishizaki's musical odyssey.



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