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Nurtured by Love

Translated from the Original Japanese Text

By Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

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Translated from the Original Japanese Text. Composed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. This edition: Revised. Book; Reference Textbooks; Suzuki; Textbook - General (Suzuki). 152 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39352).

Item Number: AP.39352

ISBN 0739090445.

Now in a new translation, this book is legendary pedagogue Shin'ichi Suzuki's exploration of the concepts of his Talent Education philosophy through a personal narrative of discovery and experiences. Taken from the original Japanese directly into English, this new work provides fascinating insight into the mind of the master. Both the original Nurtured by Love and Nurtured by Love Revised Edition are a must for any teacher, player, or devotee of Dr. Suzuki's teachings, and promise to inspire new generations.

  • Preface 
  • Prologue: A Day of Marveling 
  • 1. Ability Is Meant to Be Fostered 
  • Ability Begets Ability 
  • Ability Is Not Innate 
  • What Is Missing from the Environment Will Not Develop on Its Own 
  • The Amazing Workings of the Life Force 
  • 2. K and Us 
  • Wonderful Positive Evidence 
  • For Young K 
  • Loftier and More Beautiful 
  • The Moment Had Arrived 
  • Becoming Grumiaux's Prized Student 
  • 3. A Path Toward the Extraordinary 
  • The Folly of Lamenting a Lack of Talent 
  • See the Reality for Yourself 
  • Repeat, and Repeat Again 
  • Neither Make Haste, Nor Dawdle 
  • A Blind Child Sees 
  • Intuition, Too, Is Something We Create 
  • 4. Destiny---My Path in Life: I 
  • An Immovable Fact 
  • Not Wishing for Heaven 
  • My Encounter with Tolstoy 
  • My Father's Smile 
  • Up at Five 
  • A Change in Direction 
  • 5. Embraced by Mozart---My Path in Life: II 
  • The Soul of Art 
  • Einstein, the Man 
  • A Great Love 
  • 6. If You Think So, Then Act Accordingly 
  • What Is the Use of Merely Knowing? 
  • If You Think So, Then Act Accordingly 
  • Creating New Ability 
  • 7. Talent Education for Violin Playing 
  • Memory Training 
  • Putting Fun-Seeking Minds to Good Use 
  • Calling Out to Children's Vital Forces 
  • 8. Having Come This Way, and Now 
  • A Magnificent Home Concert 
  • Casals Wept 
  • In the United States 
  • Epilogue: My Dream