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Musical Prodigies on Naxos

August 13, 2009

BBC Music magazine’s June 2009 issue carried a fascinating feature article about musical prodigies. Naxos has recordings, not only of these composers’ music, but in some cases also of the composers themselves as performers.

Click on each link below to view the discographies. You may also purchase these CDs from top online retailers (links are given on each CD page).


Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga Georges Bizet Benjamin Britten

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George Enescu Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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Franz Liszt Felix Mendelssohn Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Sergey Prokofiev Camille Saint-Saëns Franz Schubert

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Dmitry Shostakovich

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Not mentioned in the BBC Music magazine article, but also appropriate are the following musical prodigies:

Ludwig van Beethoven Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Igor Markevitch

Wrote his first composition at 11½ years of age


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Died in his mid-twenties having already made an important contribution as a composer

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Played his own Piano Concerto at Covent Garden, London, in 1929 at the age of sixteen

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Perhaps you can think of other musical prodigies or precocious young composers. Chances are, you’ll find them on Naxos. Try browsing through our Composer Index.










 
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