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Pages: 3345-3355
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

IS “BEETHOVEN” ONLY THE NAME OF A DOG? MUSIC AND MUSIC LISTENING EDUCATION AS EDUCATION OF THE CITIZEN

P. Somigli

Free University of Bolzano (ITALY)
Music has great formative potential; therefore, music education makes a special contribute in the overall formation of the individual.
In the 20th century, music education emphasized musical performance. Recently, many scholars have rediscovered the value of listening - a complex activity that involves the individual at the cognitive, emotional, and physical level - and a didactics of listening has been developed. In 2008, the Free University of Bolzano has inaugurated in its Degree Course in Training of Nursery and Primary School Teachers a teaching program about this dimension of musical experience (Educazione all´ascolto musicale, i.e. Education to music listening). This program, in which I teach, is one of the few on this subject, possibly the only one in an Italian Degree Course in Education.
The paper, on the basis of theory and experiences, will discuss the formative potential of music listening. On the basis of several examples it will demonstrate how it is possible to realize a music listening education in the Primary School with the support of media and technologies, and the important contributions it makes in the education of the individual and of the citizen.
Particular attention will be given to the education to classical music (the general problem of the relationship between the young generations and the Classics has been discussed also in the recent Conference ICERI 2009). By the listening it is possible for young generations to discover the music by authors like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven etc., understand how this composers and their music are an essential part of their culture, understand in a better way the world in which they live. A specific example will regard the Fifth and the Ninth Symphonies by Beethoven and their importance for understanding the contemporary culture and society.
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P. Somigli (2010) IS “BEETHOVEN” ONLY THE NAME OF A DOG? MUSIC AND MUSIC LISTENING EDUCATION AS EDUCATION OF THE CITIZEN, INTED2010 Proceedings, pp. 3345-3355.
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