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Suzuki

The Man and His Dream to Teach the Children of the World

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674238237

Publication Date: 11/15/2022

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272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 photos

Belknap Press

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A terrific, groundbreaking, and engrossing study of Shinichi Suzuki, whose approach to teaching young people transformed music education in the second half of the twentieth century. His effective and popular method made serious instruction widely accessible, without limiting the aspirations of all in deference to the gifted few. Transcending the formidable barriers of politics and culture, his achievement helped pave the way for traditions of music developed in the West to be integrated, celebrated, and reinvented in Asia. Suzuki’s story is central to the flourishing of music as a vibrant international art.—Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra

Written with a warmth echoing that of its subject, this wonderful account is at once a biography and an intimate window into Japan’s momentous twentieth century.—Christopher Harding, author of The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives

A captivating historical perspective on a global phenomenon. Eri Hotta’s account of Suzuki’s fascinating life story unmasks the man and reveals the overall achievement of a musical hero.—Fred Sherry, cellist and former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

With eloquence and perception, Eri Hotta reveals how Suzuki began a musical revolution that has influenced countless young people across the world. Coming from the Method myself, I benefited greatly from many of Suzuki’s deep convictions, including his core belief that great ‘talent’ emerges from nurtured training. As Suzuki recognized, and as this wonderful book reminds us, music joins composer, performer, and audience in a powerful existential bond.—Leila Josefowicz, MacArthur Award–winning classical violinist

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