Child Prodigy Composers

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A child prodigy, Mozart composed his first piece of music at age 5. This week on Classics for Kids hear about other composers who started early, too.

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