Mozart's Missing Link Haiku - The Pianist's Fingers

in a frenzy to close the gap of
Mozart's missing link
the pianist's fingers

Mozart's missing link
the pianist's fingers leap and
jump a la dancers

The musical world is hailing it as Mozart’s missing link: two newly discovered pieces of piano music that could form a bridge between the composer’s very early works and his mature compositions.
They were written when he was 8 years old and were performed for the first time in Salzburg yesterday on Wolfgang Amadeus’s original piano in his family home. According to musicologists, this must have been how the two pieces — a four-minute concerto and a one-minute prelude — came about, with the boy playing the music and his father sitting alongside and noting it down.
“This was a young musician showing off everything that he could do, ” said Ulrich Leisinger, of the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg. “You break into a sweat if you try to imitate what this boy could play when he was 8 or 9 years old.”

by john tiong chunghoo

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