Music and Society

Music and Society

Music and Society

Convinced of the capacity of great music to inspire humanity to create a society with more solidarity and harmony, Piero Farulli always fought for music to be taught and practiced actively in schools, even to very young in primary school, as occurs in the rest of Europe.

For Farulli, stubbornly in love with this great art, music has an intrinsic social dimension; as a child of poor folks, he looked with suspicion on those who thought that music was outside the realm of society’s problems. To this end, he worked, on a personal level, with the Italian Musicians’ Union, which, thanks to its charismatic president, Goffredo Petrassi, leading 20th-century Italian composer, drew together the most illustrious and vibrant figures of the musical world. Theirs was a vision of the Musicians’ Union as a tool for expanding and diversifying music’s place in society, an incentive to help musical culture grow throughout Italy.

Not only musicians but all those who can enjoy the spiritual and intellectual enrichment that great music can offer through its active practice. Denying hands-on music education to the young and very young, during the normal educational process is a betrayal of the extraordinary potential of every child, robbing them of their future.

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