Education and play have gone together at different points in history. For example, in Ancient Rome the noun ludus was used to refer to leisure, entertainment or fun, but it also designated primary school. These two activities associated with childhood underwent a progressive separation, which various nineteenth- and twentieth-century pedagogues tried to put a stop to, inspired by the philosophy of Rousseau. Their educative work would wind up being reflected in the art of the vanguards, and at the same time would give rise to new theories about playing as learning. Based on this premise, the repertory of this concert consists of pieces composed with a focus on playful and pedagogical time conceived for children’s choir.
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