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Musical Prodigies (Hard Cover)

  • Price: 28.66 USD
  • Author: Kenneson, Claude
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press
  • ISBN: 1574670468
  • Product #: KENNE003



  • Musical Prodigies (Hard Cover) published by Amadeus Press.

What must it be like to start composing music at age two and create an opera at age ten as Samuel Barber did? Or to go deaf at age eight and yet become a world-renowned percussionist as Evelyn Glennie has? A prodigy was once considered an unnatural occurrence or wonder child. Today a prodigy is understood as a child who displays an extraordinary talent and an ability to develop incredibly quickly. This is a celebration of the remarkable lives of forty-four musical prodigies from the eighteenth century to the present. With a profound appreciation for their gifts, Claude Kenneson tells the amazing stories of Mozart and Paganini, Andrés Segovia and Samuel Barber, Van Cliburn and Ruggiero Ricci, Shauna Rolston and Yo-Yo Ma, to name a few.






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