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Felix Mendelssohn:

Child Prodigy Composers

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

Music heard in this episode:

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
Mozart: Symphony No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3
Hummel: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 85
De Arriaga: Los Esclavos Felices
Albeniz: Asturias
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Korngold: The Prince and the Pauper
Daquin: Noel

Learn more about Felix Mendelssohn

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This Week's Quiz

How old was Mendelssohn when he wrote his first music?

 5

 8

 10

 15

Along with music Saint-Saens did many things well as a kid. At what else did he excel?

 Poetry

 Math

 Geology

 Astronomy

 All of the Above

Which of the following was another child prodigy?

 Bach

 Beethoven

  Rimsky Korsakov

  Vaughan Williams

 Rossini

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Felix Mendelssohn:

Child Prodigy Composers

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

Music heard in this episode:

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
Mozart: Symphony No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3
Hummel: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 85
De Arriaga: Los Esclavos Felices
Albeniz: Asturias
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Korngold: The Prince and the Pauper
Daquin: Noel

Learn more about Felix Mendelssohn

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

How old was Mendelssohn when he wrote his first music?

 5

 8

 10

 15

Along with music Saint-Saens did many things well as a kid. At what else did he excel?

 Poetry

 Math

 Geology

 Astronomy

 All of the Above

Which of the following was another child prodigy?

 Bach

 Beethoven

  Rimsky Korsakov

  Vaughan Williams

 Rossini

 

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