The Legacy of Zoltán Kodály

Sister Mary Alice Hein collected "oral history" from among Zoltán Kodály's surviving colleagues and students in the late eighties. In this volume she presents twenty interviews which are the result of her devoted and enthusiastic research on the sources of Hungarian music education and its international dissemination.

The book gives us a fascinating insight into the inception and development of Kodály's educational work from the thirties up to his last day. It traces his growing ideas on the interdependence of folk music research and pedagogy in the process of music learning, and the application of his ideas to the vital experiences of musical material for children.