Monday, February 21, 2011: A Sound Start

Music as an Endearment
for Future Mothers

By Baia Dzagnidze

In the half-dark, small hall of Josef Suk in The Rudolfinum, where the small stage is lighted only with one chandelier and blue lights line the walls, future mothers gather to listen to the concert designed especially for them. …

You can read this entire article about innovative concerts sponsored by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for mothers-to-be. Using a combination of techniques from the Suzuki method, input from music therapists, and the current knowledge that unborn babies remember the music played for them, these concerts fulfill a special role for families interested in communication as well as classical music.

Music as an Endearment for Future Mothers can be found by clicking on our Magazine section. This section of Opus Osm is specially designed for longer, in-depth articles. Here you can also read musician Bibi Pelič’s article explaining the role of the symphony conductor. oo

Photo Credits: Zdenek Chrapek, Tomáš Vránek

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