MUZYKA W SZKOLE POLSKI MIĘDZYWOJENNEJ – IMPLIKACJE KULTURY LUDOWEJ, NARODOWEJ I UNIWERSALNEJ
One of the biggest challenges in Poland (1918-1939) was the establishment of a new Polish school. The main goal of the newly created Polish school was to educate a generation as patriots and responsible citizens, and unite compatriots from three ex-partitions. The first school curriculum in the independent Poland focused on teaching social knowledge, Polish and European cultures, and, above all, providing pupils with moral and aesthetic experience. Music education played a key role in bringing various ideological objectives to fruition. Music compositions with national themes – both from concert and folk traditions – were worshipped and seen as the rebirth of the national culture. The goal of music instruction was to educate the young generation, bring it closer to the ideas embedded in the masterpieces of art, and deepen their love of music.