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Musical Games for Soviet Children

Podvizhnye igry s pesniami v detskom sadu. Khorovody, instsenirovki [Active games with songs in the kindergarten. Circle dances and performances].

Leningrad: Izdatel'stvo "Mysl'", 1924. Octavo (20.5 × 14.5 cm). Original illustrated wrappers; 96, 79 pp. Musical scores. Good or better.

A handbook on early childhood music pedagogy which combines hands-on advice for conducting lessons with numerous musical scores. The collection includes folk music and dance as well as scores by classical Russian composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Grechaninov, Cui and Western composers such as Brahms, Schumann, and Mozart. The author, Nadezhda Dolmanova (1870–1942) taught music and musical pedagogy in Leningrad and authored numerous methodological manuals on early musical education throughout the 1920s. Fluent in German, she also translated lyrics for children into Russian. In 1930s her work was criticized for ignoring “contemporary themes” and “over-aestheticization” and taken out of print. A revival of her contribution to early musical pedagogy is currently underway as evident in contemporary publications in Russia.

As of October 2020, not in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 50966

Price: $275.00