Savannah Music Festival LIVE 804 – Early Masters
While it’s common knowledge that Mozart was a young genius of music, he certainly wasn’t born that way. Mozart was a brilliant musician and composer, but he became that way because of how much training he received in his youth and because he worked hard at it for years. Like Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn was a child prodigy, beginning his music studies at the age of seven. Though not as young as Mozart and Mendelssohn when he began composing, Robert Schumann started in his teenage years, forming a quartet by the time he was 18 years old. In this episode, we listen to early works by each of these three prodigious composers, performed during the Daniel Hope & Friends chamber music series at the 2015 Savannah Music Festival.