Musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center lift their bows up in the air
Youthful Genius
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Music
Jan 17, 2023

The mind of the musical prodigy is a thing of wonder, and it is only through the music itself that we might sense something of the divine light that shone into them. Each composer here astounded equally as a child, carrying their extraordinary gifts onward through stellar careers. While the anecdotes of Mozart’s and Mendelssohn’s early talents are legendary, one is still shocked to hear that Saint-Saëns made his debut at age ten with concertos by Mozart and Beethoven, and Korngold’s ballet The Snowman was all the rage in Vienna when the composer was eleven.

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