Child Prodigy Composers

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A child prodigy, Felix Mendelssohn began composing when he was 10-years-old. This week on Classics for Kids, hear about other composers who started just as early — or even earlier.

Music used within the program:

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 3

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 85

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Los Esclavos Felices

Isaac Albeniz: Asturias

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

Erich Korngold: The Prince and the Pauper

Louis-Claude Daquin: Noel