Summary: A ten-year-old schoolboy has been hailed a musical genius
with his extraordinary piano playing skills.
Both black history and music libraries will find compelling this true story of a black musical savant in slavery times, THE BALLAD OF BLIND TOM: AMERICA'S LOST MUSICAL GENIUS
A footnote in musical history becomes the keystone to Dove's newest work: In 1803 violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860), wunderkind progeny of a white European woman and a black "African Prince," travels from London to Vienna to meet the continent's musical genius
, Ludwig van Beethoven.
The story is full of beautifully developed characters, including Nathan's parents; their friend Wit, a retired astronaut; and his friends from the school, who include a girl who can see illness in patients, a blind musical genius
, twins who develop engineering wonders, and a psychic who later gives Nathan messages from his dead father.
It is accepted universally that Mozart was a musical genius
, but he had several little-known components of his personality and character that most people find utterly fascinating.
When he was made the first professor of music at Columbia University in 1896 Edward MacDowell - he of To a Wild Rose fame - was described by the trustees as "the greatest musical genius
America has produced.
To some he was a musical genius
equal to Mozart; to others, his music was marked by 'a proclivity toward the saccharine .
Creating galaxies of sound with just his guitar, Harper showed why he's regarded as a musical genius
The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius
Yves Jacques, in the lead, delivers a knockout flawless performance as a suicidal and mean-spirited music lover living below an unknown musical genius
Epic Records executive David McPherson is a musical genius
in his own right
The Phantom of the Opera" tells the story of a disfigured musical genius
who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House, waging a reign of terror over its occupants.