The article reflects on Danish music education and the concept of 'rhythmic music'. It highligths the so-called "jazz-oratorio", a unique genre, created by the composer Bernhard Christensen (1906-2004) and the librettist Sven Møller Kristensen (1909-91). The article shows that the term 'jazz' was avoided and the Danish phrase 'rytmisk musik' (rhythmic music) was created to emphasize the educational and pedagogical content. The aim was also to prevent the prejudicious idea associated with jazz, especially by opponents. The article intends to evaluate the situation of 'rhythmic music' in the context of Danish music education.
|Translated title of the contribution||Aspekter af dansk musikundervisning og ideen om 'rytmisk musik'.|
|Journal||Debates. Cadernos do programa de pós-graduacao em musica.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2014|