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Jay Greenberg, Mozart-like Prodigy - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
December 22nd, 2004
08:31 pm

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Jay Greenberg, Mozart-like Prodigy
A 12-year-old prodigy has composed five symphonies, and is seriously compared to Mozart. [CBS News]

Wow.

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Current Music: Mozart -- Piano Concerto #20 [Alfred Brendel]

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From:lilacsinmarch
Date:December 22nd, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
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He was on the news a few weeks ago,the thing that makes his teachers worried is that he never goes back to make changes or improvements because he writes these pieces as he hears them in his head and see no reason to change them :).
He's an amazing phenomena but I wonder if he has anything new to contribute to the music world.
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From:ijon
Date:December 23rd, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)
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but I wonder if he has anything new to contribute to the music world.

Uh, new music? Inspired conducting?
From:raisinlike
Date:December 22nd, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
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i heard an interview with his mother (israeli, of course) on gl"z two weeks ago. she says to them he is quite normal, but to the world - a genius.

his music is somewhat trite, but when you remind yourself of the fact he is only 12, you cannot help but be amazed.
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From:ukelele
Date:December 23rd, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
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Musical clip, if anyone is interested. (Clicking will take you to a regular web page; click on the music link for yourself; RealPlayer.)
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From:mux2000
Date:December 23rd, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
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Reading these kinds of articles, one must always have to remind oneself to at least try seperate the music from the musician. If he's a good composer, it shouldn't really matter how old he is.

It's like the Israeli Wagner saga.
From:vincent_shadow
Date:December 23rd, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
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my thought precisely!
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From:zoie_braun
Date:December 25th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
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Am I the only one that thinks he'll probably shoot himself in the head when he's 19? :-\
I mean, the kid has an orchestra inside his head.

Not that I wish him early death or anything, the world could use minds like his.
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