• 3/2020: Piano Art

    3/2020: Piano Art


    ČIERNA, Alena: Preface
    In: Slovenská hudba, Vol. 46, 2020, No. 3, pp. 189 – 190


    RUTTKAY, Juraj: Music Publicist, Critic and Pianist Gustáv Koričánsky
    In: Slovenská hudba, Vol. 46, 2020, No. 3, pp. 191 – 225

    DOI: 10.4149/SH_2020_3_1

    The study brings the biographical and bibliographical profile of the music publicist, critic and pianist Gustáv Koričánsky (1886–1947). Next to his civil profession of a bank office worker he was active in the field of music in the Romanian Sibiu (from 1910), and in Slovakia (in the period 1920–1947). During the almost four decades he became an untiring supporter and promoter of the music of Ján Levoslav Bella, Viliam Figuš-Bystrý, Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský and other representatives of the earlier Slovak composing generation in Bratislava, Prague, Budapest and elsewhere. He opposed the advocates of modernist concepts, which resulted in professional conflicts with the critics Ivan Ballo and Antonín Hořejš. Therefore we rank him among conservative critics.

    music culture; music and culture in Bratislava; music journalism and critique; Gustáv Koričánsky

    KRUČAYOVÁ, Alena: Using Art for the Development of a Pupil’s Personality – The Concept of Music Education by Tatiana Ivanovna Smirnova
    In: Slovenská hudba, Vol. 46, 2020, No. 3, pp. 226 – 248

    DOI: 10.4149/SH_2020_3_2

    The concept of music education or musical instrument instruction of T. I. Smirnova presents innovative methodical principles and procedures focusing on a harmonic development of a pupil’s personality and realization of their creative capabilities. From the beginning the teaching is joined with the development of emotionality, creative and flexible thinking and shaping of aesthetic taste. Along with prompting the child to acquire work habits it is directed to the main goal – helping them to obtain the capability to study and expand one’s music repertory independently. In this concept, motivation appears as an effective way for guiding the pupil’s personality and influencing their needs and desires. It is based on the joint influence of music, dance, literature and realization of teaching principles such as dialogue communication and a story-like form of interaction. A model of active collaboration of the pupil, teacher and parents has been created being in itself an important factor determining the success of personality development and of the expansion of children’s professional skills.
    The pedagogical principles and work methods described in the book Воспитание искусством или искусство воспитания. Беседа „Интерпретация“ [Education by Art or Art of Bringing Up – Performance], in original methodology of piano playing Свободное фортепиано [Freedom Piano], and in the complex of teaching materials of the Класс специального фортепиано. Интенсивный курс „Allegro“ [ALLEGRO. Intensive Course for Piano] represent in themselves a comprehensive teaching programme. Its priority is the principle of the so-called developing education, which includes the creation of safe environment for the child, a microclimate of creativeness and kindness at the lesson. Smirnova’s methodology of piano playing is very original, based on the intensification of the process of music education. Its basis is created by the principle of complex, paralelly running intensive development of musical aural skills, rhythmic feeling, ability to quickly read music, play by ear, transpose and improvise. Their mastering increases the effectiveness of education and at the same time secures a compact systemic approach to the process of teaching. Its aim is to master the piano playing without being bound to the music material, the so-called free music-making. The volume and variability of music materials, present in particular books of the ALLEGRO piano school, serve to accomplish the said intentions.

    Tatiana I. Smirnova; music education; musical instrument instruction; teaching programme;
    methodology of piano playing


    PERGLER, František: Time in Music Performance
    In: Slovenská hudba, Vol. 46, 2020, No. 3, pp. 249 – 260

    DOI: 10.4149/SH_2020_3_3

    PECHANEC, Róbert: A Comparison of Didactic Methods while Teaching the Piano Playing in the Courses of Chamber Music Playing and Chamber Singing
    In: Slovenská hudba, Vol. 46, 2020, No. 3, pp. 261 – 266

    DOI: 10.4149/SH_2020_3_4


    RUTTKAY, Juraj: Martina Božeková (ed.): Hudobný archív 17
    In: Slovenská hudba, Vol. 46, 2020, No. 3, pp. 267 – 269

    [The contribution is available only in Slovak language in the printed version of the revue.]