From Just Four Notes…

Child Prodigy Astounds Music World With Full-Length Opera Composition – from Dr. Mercola’s website – full article, with video of Alma Deutscher creating a composition from four notes in a hat can be found here

Story at-a-glance

  • Alma Deutscher, a child musical prodigy, was able to name notes on the piano at age 2 and began playing piano and violin at the age of 3. Within a year of tutoring, she was playing Handel sonatas on the violin

  • By the age of 4, Alma had begun composing her own melodies, and by 6 she’d written her first piano sonata. This was followed by a violin and orchestra concerto at age 9

  • In December last year, her full-length opera, “Cinderella,” premiered at the Casino Baumgarten Theatre in Vienna, performed by the Viennese opera group, Oh!pera

  • Alma is frequently compared to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) but, while flattered, Alma insists she would rather be the first Alma than the second Mozart

  • Music is a form of emotional communication, an emotional protolanguage of sorts, and like emotions it can have a tremendous influence on psychological and even physical health

Once again – for the full article, which also includes wonderful information on the many benefits of music – the full article can be found here.

For some light Baroque this Sunday afternoon, we provide the following from G.F. Handel:

G.F. HÄNDEL: «The Cuckoo and the Naghtingale» Organ Concerto in F major HWV 295, I Barocchisti



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