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Ludwig van Beethoven: An understated prodigy

Siân Derry

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Beethoven’s categorization as a child prodigy is problematic. Although he demonstrated clearly advanced abilities for his age, his status is viewed with uncertainty by modern scholars. This chapter ... More


Glenn Gould: Conventional prodigy, unconventional professional

S. Timothy Maloney

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Glenn Gould (1932–1982), the iconoclastic Canadian pianist who championed the keyboard music of J.S. Bach, was a relative “late bloomer” compared to many prodigies. Despite abundant signs of ... More


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