“I’m afraid of…” isn’t necessarily something that’s easy to say. But even so, we all know it: anxiety. Anxieties—along with bouts of their more immediate cousin, fear—accompany many of us our whole lives long. Some of these we succeed in overcoming, while others we might even turn out to need a bit, and still others seem impossible to shake.
To this day, the ways in which innovation in music is dealt with are complex. And for this reason, our Special section in this issue is devoted to contemporary music. Or as it is also known: new music, music of the present, avant-garde music, music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
In no case should having the opportunity to take a playful approach to music be left to chance or depend on the musical interest of parents and teachers. And in this spirit, we’ve devoted the following pages to the significance of music education in its infinitely many facets.