the loves and hates of more than a quarter of a century. With a roguish look in his eye he would gaze pointedly at the man to whose past the music referred. Sometimes he would step close to someone, his violin barely audible, just breathing an old tune
attention to Mahler’s unique mobility in a transmuting society. Taking into account these considerations, a critical inquiry of contemporary attempts can be conducted, whose aim was to embed Mahler’s music in a national, regional, or ethno-cultural domain. 1
After the signing of the Paris Peace Treaty in September 1947, Pula, a town in the south of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, became a part of the People’s Republic of Croatia and Yugoslavia. The period after the takeover of the city by the Communist authorities until the mid-1950s was marked by intense emigration, mostly of the Italian population, and also by re-industrialization and urbanization. At the same time, the process of forming art and culture according to the new ideological demands began. The instrumentalization of cultural life by ideology in the period between 1947 and 1955 left a significant trace on Pula’s musical life. One of the main tasks of the authorities in the field of music culture was to promote musical education and popularize musical art, which was to be made available to a wider audience, especially labourers. The choice of music genres was narrowed significantly in order to ensure a close connection between the artist, his work, and the people. In the formative period of socialism in Pula, a music school opened, numerous cultural and artistic societies were established, operas were regularly performed at the theater and the Arena, and the city even had an operetta ensemble.
What is Music Listening?
Music listening is a process that reflects the complexity of music ( Laczo, 1987a ). It is an activity when the listener follows the musical elements and its progress, and can position him or herself
Music teaching in Croatian compulsory schools In the last thirty years Croatia has been involved in an intensive period of educational reforms. “Numerous proposals, documents, plans, programs, projects and strategies published from 1990 onwards were
Music Education in Austria Music in school is for the Austrian Government and the Ministry of Education a relevant issue but from time to time discussions start about reducing the number of lessons for art subjects. Austrian schools are in the lucky
Hungarian Folk Music V Laments
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Corpus Musicae Popularis Hungaricae. A Magyar Népzene