• Short Summary

    Music became a powerful aid to international understanding in Moscow last year when leading musicians and teachers from 40 countries gathered to debate latest trends in music education.

  • Description

    Music became a powerful aid to international understanding in Moscow last year when leading musicians and teachers from 40 countries gathered to debate latest trends in music education.

    Soviet film crews, there to record the conference, also turned their cameras on the choirs and youth orchestras taking part. And they went behind the scenes to provide a rare glimpse of music education in Soviet schools.

    To illustrate the diversity of Soviet music education, the cameramen travelled from schools in the Ukraine in the west to Siberian in the east.

    They filmed world-famous composer Dimitry Kabalevsky conducting a student orchestra made up of future professionals. And to the other end of the scale, they filmed devoted amateur musicians like Nikolai Kapishnikov, the teacher of Russian language and literature in a small Siberian village, who has been producing professional results from the school orchestra for nearly 25 years.

    But it's the music, itself, which provides the framework for the film. A jazzband formed by schoolchildren from Finland rehearses a swinging number for their conference appearance. A Japanese choir gives a sensitive account of a folk-song.

    Finally, to illustrate the international friendship generated by the conference, the cameramen filmed boys from a United States choir -- who had earlier performed a Soviet song -- teaching Soviet youngsters the rudiments of baseball and football.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACK6TB3I119ME1FG3AJBON8T2M
    Media URN:
    VLVACK6TB3I119ME1FG3AJBON8T2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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