Piano Concerto No. 1

It’s her first piano concerto, so of course it’s No. 1. (In E-flat major, if you’re keeping score.) We’re watching the world premiere of this work, in the summer of 2017:

She was twelve at the time.

Oh, and she’s written two operas, one based on Neil Gaiman’s The Sweeper of Dreams, and a reworking of the fairy tale Cinderella.

It’s people like this, Tom Lehrer once said, who make you realize how little you’ve accomplished: “When Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.”

2 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    12 August 2019 · 9:24 pm

    Yup. (Laughs ruefully, having helped compose her father’s obituary and realizing just how much he did even before the age I am now)

  2. Roger O Green »

    13 August 2019 · 3:48 am

    They repeated her 60 Minutes segment recently. I may have to watch it again.

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