Music should belong to everyone

120 quotations from Kodály's writings and speeches - with new translations by Marta Vandulek - a compilation prepared for the 120th anniversary of Kodály's birth and published in December 2002 by the International Kodály Society.

Manuscript illustrations from the Solo Sonata (cover) and Fancy (pp36/37) by courtesy of Mrs. Sarolta Kodály

The quotations fall broadly under some dozen or so main topics listed in the Foreword, such as the primary importance of singing, the role of the teacher, and the use of relative solmisation as the most effective tool.

(Ildikó Herboly stresses at the outset that this cannot substitute for reading the originals.)