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Re: Read the story of this 10 yr old prodigy!
pianoloverus #1286979 10/14/09 03:57 PM
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That's a pretty withering statement, pianoloverus. Sheesh.


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plays88skeys #1286981 10/14/09 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by plays88skeys
My guess is that the media uses the Mozart analogy because while their readers may not be musically educated, just about everyone has heard of Mozart and can readily understand the comparison.


It seems to me that their readers might be more musically educated than their contributors. I see the comparison analogy but it is absolutely meaningless. Those who win a math competition or are gifted at physics are usually referred to as the next Einsteins. Those who are good at chess at the next Bobby Fischers, those who are interested in politics are the next presidents etc... Sounds like something my musically ignorant grandmother would say (don't get me wrong, I love my grandmother :)).
Anyway, despite this criticism, if this article stirrs some interest and the outcome is that the boy gets a real piano, then it has done its service. It's important to give gifted young people the opportunities that they deserve.

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Originally Posted by plays88skeys
That's a pretty withering statement, pianoloverus. Sheesh.


Maybe...but even Youtube is filled with videos of much younger kids playing much better. And if these Youtube kids are only 7 or 8 they haven't been taking lessons very long.

To put things really in perspective, most of these Youtube examples I just mentioned are not the ones who will be the great pianists one day...those are incomparably better!(Zhang for example)

Here's Zhang playing at 11. This is what I would call a prodigy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Nr...next=1&playnext_from=PL&index=18

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Re: Read the story of this 10 yr old prodigy!
pianoloverus #1287014 10/14/09 05:02 PM
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Just a little guess here people, but I am pretty sure this boy will not be the next mozart. I hope for him he will be a great piano player and he will find a lot of joy in music, but these kid prodigies turn up every now and then. Just search youtube for 'the next mozart', and you will find atleast 5 different kids all claimed to be the next mozart (some american girl was also on oprah, or ellen some show like that). Sure I hope we will get a great new composer, but I'm highly sceptical


Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
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Monica K. #1287025 10/14/09 05:11 PM
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How ironic that recently I started to learn that piece.


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