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With Your Own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music Seymour Bernstein 4/28/15

April 28, 2015

After seeing the recent movie about Seymour Bernstein, I read this book to follow. First of all I could not find the original book in English (of course!) so I checked out the book translated in Japanese at the LA Public Library. I must say the translation is not good unfortunately. The language is not smooth… Anyway I read Bernstein’s book in Japanese. It is very helpful for piano players who play piano for pleasure. Plus in this confusing translation, I am not sure how much I understood what he really wanted to say. Japanese people tend to like hearing or reading sweet things, and it may be the translation ??, but to me some of the chapters are too sweet for professional musicians. I should read the original English book someday!