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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    At age ten? With an already busy concert schedule?

    I don't see how she can have been exposed to much or any. Let alone have any context or basis for saying if she likes it.
    She is doing what she likes, what she does best and society is recognizing that. What more can a young artist want?
    "You must have no dependence on your own genius. If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency." Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA, FRS, FRSA (1723 - 1792)

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    But I don't much care. And I don't see why you feel you have to care so very much.

    As I've said before: let's wait and see what she's like in her twenties (possibly in the middle of her Miley-esque phase, third time out of rehab)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    As I've said before: let's wait and see what she's like in her twenties (possibly in the middle of her Miley-esque phase, third time out of rehab)
    Why wait? The numbers say that by the time she's in her 20s I'll be dead. So I'll listen now and make my views known, thank you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Why wait? The numbers say that by the time she's in her 20s I'll be dead. So I'll listen now and make my views known, thank you!
    Ummmm... no self-predictions on death k?

    Hopefully if Alma goes atonal on us like a mad lady, then no one will complain LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Why wait? The numbers say that by the time she's in her 20s I'll be dead. So I'll listen now and make my views known, thank you!
    Whoa! How old are you? I thought you were 40 or something like that. I thought you were old but not that old!

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    COAG, I assure you that the actuarial tables are rapidly catching up with me. Many years retired.
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    I wish you good health and a merry life, sir.

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    Thank you COAG! Same to you! If you can be good, good, and if not, be lucky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I thought you were 40 or something like that. I thought you were old but not that old!
    Whoa! 40 is old????!?!?!!!! I throw my Zimmer frame at you, you...you...foetus!!!

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    Lets throw in another age.

    12

    Which is young.

    I'm listening to a recording of Stevie Wonder aged 12. Now, I would have to say that anyone to have a pretty well developed musical style at such a young age would be immersed in that kind of music from a very young age. Stevie Wonder practically grew up in the recording studio, and, being blind, his sense of hearing became very very important. Alma Deutscher is 10, not too far off from 12, and she has immersed herself in music that she loves which results in the kind of music she writes. Children absorb information like a sponge, and when you squeeze a sponge whatever was soaked up will come out. As people get older they cease to be 'sponges' and become...well...just people I suppose, with a much stronger idea of an individual voice and aesthetic.

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    Someone is going to mention Michael Jackson, I can feel it in my (old) bones.

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    Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as youngster, were both charting musicians enthusiastically received by a wide audience (listening to this Art?), and were even at that age playing music that was - even if poppy - up-to-the-moment alongside the best of whatever else Motown and the R&B charts were producing.

    Even as a ten year old Deutscher has to be living in a cave to think that modern music sounds like this. It actually seems, the more I think about it, as a calculated choice, not a default or obvious setting.

    Just how involved are her parents in her management?

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    I find precociousness itself quite uninteresting, and I have been so far content with Mozart when I want to listen to classicial era music or something similar, so I'm not terribly interested in Alma Deutcher's music myself, but I still find all the prescriptions about "keeping up with the times" annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    And I don't see why you feel you have to care so very much.
    She writes genuine contemporary classical music that reaches out. Pure and simple. Nothing more, nothing less.
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    Do you think her music is good? I don't mean good for her age, I mean in comparison with the mature work of your favorite composers.

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