These are all fantastic KevinJS . Thanks for sharing.
Aren't they just? Some of the comments on the YouTube videos seem to indicate that some don't actually believe Edward is conducting, but it seems to me (and those who actually know about these things) that he is. The orchestra certainly seems to be taking direction from him.
The last one I have right now is a 10 year old Israeli pianist. The emphasis from some comments seems to be on whether it's right and proper for a young kid to be pushed so hard, but anyone who knows a little about Beethoven's early life will know that sometimes it takes a lot of effort to rise above the pack.
"Are you a pianist or a musician?"
"I'm a musician."
"Are you a genius?"
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Here's an interesting one. It's in German but worth a look. At about 2:45 the presenter asks the 4-year-old whether he can read music. He says that he can. The presenter says "Surely not". The boy repeats that he can and then says that he can write it too.
I haven't seen it all yet. If there are any more gems, bearing in mind that my German is not great, I'll edit the post with them.
There's a great one at 13:00. The presenter asks the boy if he wants to play a duet with the pianist Lang Lang. He said they would go well together as Lang Lang and Kurz Kurz - Tall Tall and Short Short.
Here are the same kids a couple years later. The girl actually got to perform with Lang Lang. The boy has improved somewhat, playing Bach on harpsichord (cembalo), followed by his sister on piano playing Liszt.
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