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The long lasting-series Music and Painting prepared by J.Bláha is finishing the second part of the Romanesque period. The linear rhythmical style and the linear counterpoint.

K. Medňanský describes all kinds of viola da gamba, the structure of this historical instrument and he suggests using European funds for schools more and implementing lessons of viola da gamba to the curriculum of music schools in his article Viola da Gamba and Its Place in Educational Process at Elementary Music Schools in Slovakia.

G. Kubátová introduces a number of note examples for development of practical musical skills necessary for chamber music at music schools in her text Masters’ Works of the 20th Century in Chamber Music at Music Schools.

In her work Productive Periods of Ludwig van Beethoven, B.Kljunic quotes the usual three-period division and explains the new attitude towards the division of composer’s life into five productive periods which depict better the main conditions having influenced Beethoven’s work.

I. Ašenbrenerová recalls significant home and foreign successes in conducting and composing despite of political interferences in the profile Life Anniversary of Josef Říha.

J. Holec considerably helps teachers with his methodological instructions on enriching pre-Christmas mood called Christmas Carols with Accompaniment of Children Melodic Instruments.

Note supplement offers two Christmas carols for children by Josef Říha, in the news you will learn about the European Students´ Forum in Tallin and about the Music Festival of the Czech Orff Society in Stochov on the occasion of the European Day of Music. Exhaustive review and the memory of composer Jitka Snížková will catch your attention as well.