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European Music Trails - Travelling Musicians

Didactic Materials and Workbook


The didactic brochure "Travelling Musicians" was created in connection with the EU-funded program "European Music Trails", which started in 2018. This included concerts, workshops and a travelling exhibition, which was shown at a number of venues in the three partner countries: Germany, Lithuania and Norway.
As part of this program, a workbook was developed in collaboration with student teachers at the University of Leipzig. This publication is aimed at both teachers and students at the Gymnasium and Oberschule (high school and secondary school). It offers connecting points to various contents of the curricula, and at the same time it is intended to help teachers give students a different perspective on lived cultural heritage.
The focus is on the important musicians Clara Schumann (Germany), Edvard Grieg (Norway), and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (Lithuania), whose lives crossed paths in Leipzig.
Students working with this didactic brochure will primarily learn about Clara Schumann's life and work as a woman in the 19th century and experience Leipzig as a historic city of music and a destination for many musicians from a variety of countries. However, the material also offers stimulation for teaching in younger classes, such as the work material on the topic of travel in the 19th century. The active inclusion of urban institutions invites excursions and offers thematic material for project weeks and interdisciplinary lessons in all grades. In the same way, each of the offerings in the booklet can be used with little effort in subject lessons, even in a substitute lesson. The richly illustrated booklet contains about 40 pages of short and informative texts, thematically prepared city maps, tasks to be solved and numerous knowledge games.
Here you can download the material "Travelling Musicians" as a PDF free of charge (German only).