Danish music education and the 'rhythmic music' concept: some aspects

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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 contributionAspekter af dansk musikundervisning og ideen om 'rytmisk musik'.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDebates. Cadernos do programa de pós-graduacao em musica.
Issue number13
Pages (from-to)upag.
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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