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Musical Prodigies: Why We Love Them, and Why We Should Stop

Author: Daniel Gallagher

Audiences are more appreciative of musical prodigies based on their young ages, rather than on their musical complexity and nuance. Gallagher explains the history of the modern idea of the prodigy and concludes that we are over-emphasizing young talent instead of giving prodigies room to come into their own. 

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This blog post was created as a project for Dr. Lindsay Johnson's  course 
MUSC 322: Music History II (1700-1915).

Posted: February 1, 2018, 10:12 AM