Friday, May 29, 2009

The next Mozart?

Mozart is often considered to be one of the greatest prodigies that ever lived. He was performing at age 3 and composing at age 5. But today, there is a little girl named Emily Bear, who is also a piano prodigy and composes as well. What do you think of little Emily and her playing?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As has often been noted, Mozart was outstanding because he became MORE THAN a prodigy. His masterworks are those of his maturity, not those of his childhood (could a child possibly write "Don Giovanni"?). There have been many prodigies - only time will tell in this instance whether a new compositional genius has been brought into the world...

Mozart's Music said...

She is undoubtedly one of the cutest little girls I have ever seen!! However, as I cannot doubt that she is most certainly a prodigy, I cannot say that she is another Mozart. There will only ever be one!

Sally MJ said...

Agree. Mozart excelled, not just as a child, but an adult as well. Half of his work was composed before he was 18 years old. I don't believe his father pushed him into his greatness as a prodigy and outstanding composer and musician – he just recognized his son's gift and immense talent, and allowed it to happen. Leopold tried to help his son to obtain a position as a court musician/composer – but the talent was all WAM's.