main focus on Leo Kestenberg's ideas on the academic education of music teachers
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Ulrich Mahlert on Leo Kestenberg's ideas on the development of music schools:
The Music Educator's Association (VDS) aims to appraise Kestenberg's merits on music education adequately in view of the situation 50 years after his death. The KESTENBERG SOCIETY contributes two lectures and a round table discussion to the 1. Federal Congress of Music Education. Watch some video documentaries
Wilfried Gruhn (Germany) convenor, Marie McCarthy (USA), Claudia Gluchankof and Sarit Tauber (Israel), discussants.
Kestenberg was elected to become the first Honorary President of ISME in 1953.
May 5, 2012, Rathaus Schöneberg, Berlin, General Assembly.
Presentation of the volume with the contributions of the Kestenberg Symposium 2005, ed. by Susanne Fontaine, Ulrich Mahlert, Dietmar Schenk und Theda Weber-Lucks, with musical framing by Thomas Menrath (piano)
First German-Israeli Exchange Week for young orchestra pupils in Berlin
During the third week in October, the string ensemble of the Givatayim Conservatory, Tel Aviv visited the Leo Kestenberg Music School in Berlin. Both institutions share a strong relation to the ideas and work of Leo Kestenberg. The Leo Kestenberg Music School in Berlin was named for him in 2000, to pay tribute to the man who actually created the model for today's music schools. The Givatayim Conservatory owes its existence to Kestenberg's inspiring influence. Its founders were pupils at the Music Teachers' Seminar in Tel Aviv, which Kestenberg founded and directed.
In rehearsals lasting several hours each day, teachers and orchestra pupils from both music schools worked on a concert program that they presented only a brief 5 to 6 days later - twice! The young "German-Israeli Strings", whose members range from 12 to 20 years old, were conducted by Alexander Ramm (Berlin) and Barak Tal (Givatayim/Tel Aviv).
The oil painting was purchased by the museum development association Freunde der Nationalgalerie for the collection of the Nationalgalerie.
Invited lecturers: Christine Rhode-Jüchtern, Christhard Zimpel and Martin Losert.
With recorded excerpts from the concert "Hommage à Busoni" (Dec. 2, 2005) and the panel discussion with contemporary witnesses (Dec. 4, 2005). Both took place under the auspices of the Berlin Kestenberg Symposium 2005.