'I' for one am certainly no 'conservative'; nor am I "wowed" by Alma's musical lexicon.
I merely think she's young and adorable and full of life- and seems to write music that's communicative and meaningful to her instead of trying to curry favor with certain factions by writing musical arcana.
Alma Deutscher appears as featured violinist and composer at a concert titled "Music for Children and Children in Music". Event summary: "Young soloists playing music written for children by Schumann, Bizet, Fauré and others". It's part of "The IPO for Kids".
I really sincerely hope that Alma can find a good career in whatever type of music she decides to work on (either performing, composing, or teaching) after she grows older. Hope she doesn't burn out from the praise she receives from her supporters. I used to be a semi-prodigy myself, and I know the negative effects later in life of lots of praise early on. Don't get me wrong, the support is good, but I hope she'll be psychologically okay.
I think that her parents could have paid the orchestra to play her works. It's like the vanity art gallery situation.
Good on the outside but not juried on the inside necessarily. Or inside connects with the director maybe.
"if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
"there's a fine line between having an open mind and having your whole brain fall out"
The Israel Philharmonic may choose to play her work well, maybe because simply that she is ... let me see ... perhaps talented and good as a composer today? I mean the same orchestra had a hard time accepting to play even Wagner's music at some stage if I am not mistaken. So on all factors considered including political ones, AD must tick all the right boxes.
All the very best to AD's concert.
"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)
Last two posts by ArtMusic in this thread were both posted at 13:37. Coincidence?
edit: the post above and this post.
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