Yamashita chronicles

Kazuhito Yamashita
Kazuhito Yamashita

The Yamashita Chronicles by Matanya Ophee are a must read. These articles describe Yamashita's first appearances in the West and the subsequent politics which have probably prevented his wider recognition.

Some excerpts:

  • (re the 1984 concert) "both myself and my wife were presented with a reading of Musorgsky’s masterpiece which we could whole-heartedly embrace as an authentic representation of the spirit of Musorgsky. "
  • "... certain elements in English guitar circles have exhibited in the past a deep-seated prejudice against him."

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