Mozart. People compare you to Mozart. What do you think of that?

It takes Alma Deutscher just four notes and forty seconds to improvise an impressive short piano sonata right before 60 Minutes cameras. That alone is remarkable – but she’s also just 12 years old…Alma, a musical prodigy who, by the age of 10, had composed a full-length opera. She’s also a virtuoso on the violin and piano, where the music flows from her fingers as effortlessly as the breath from her body.

Scott Pelley: There is another composer who had an opera premiere in Vienna at the age of 11. Mozart. People compare you to Mozart. What do you think of that?

Alma Deutscher:  I know that they mean it to be very nice to compare me to Mozart.

Scott Pelley: It could be worse.

Alma Deutscher: Of course, I love Mozart and I would have loved him to be my teacher. But I think I would prefer to be the first Alma than to be the second Mozart.

~ Scott Pelley, Watch a prodigy create – from four notes in a hat (CBS 60 Minutes, November 5, 2017)


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  1. Loved it!! That little girl is a genius!! ❤️

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  2. “But I think I would prefer to be the first Alma than to be the second Mozart”. . . I don’t think I know a person who would answer it that way. Wisdom beyond her years.

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Simply an amazing child, 12 years old … blessed with awesome talent!! Lucky that I saw her in the show last night!!

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  4. Amazing and pretty girl. Humans can’t help but compare A to B. She will surpass all comparisons, though.

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  5. Really amazing!

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  6. I saw this and loved it. She was so expressive as she played! From great joy to deep sadness.

    no comparisons… I get that!

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  7. i had to watch this three times, and am still stunned.

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  8. WOW!

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  9. I was awestruck. She took my breath away.

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  10. They blocked the video when I tried to watch it…..

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  11. But I think I would prefer to be the first Alma than to be the second Mozart.
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    This 👆 part touched me most! Such a thoughtful child

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  12. I saw this segment too and was awed by her talent. And yes, be the first Alma!

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  13. Incredible and still very much a tween! I just love her. Thanks for sharing this. Made my morning.xo

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  14. So glad that the noise in her head comes as music. Such a gift. We need this more all the time. Thanks for sharing, I almost never see 60 Minutes any more, it used to almost mandatory back in the day.

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  15. Mozart when asked how he got his inspiration said, and I paraphrase: “It comes upon me all at once, every instrument and its part, like a white heat.”
    -Alan

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  16. Oh my goodness, David; that was quite mesmerizing! I have a love for such music as this. To think this young girl improvised such a complicated/beautifully composed piece is simply astounding.

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  17. What a delightful young woman Alma is. You can’t help but smile and be touched by her music and her sweet soul.

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  18. no words……..

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  19. Someone to keep an eye on in the years to come. Not only can she produce music out of the ether, it actually sounds great. Who says God doesn’t visit us on occasion?

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  20. Now, this is interesting…. I wondered how I ‘found’ you…. and now, just ‘overflying’ the posts on your blog, I found this… I’m on a ‘founding’ journey 🙂
    BUT at some time this year, I also ‘found’ Alma Deutscher, and as a person very interested in all things music (singing in choirs, playing the cello and violin), I was thrilled to come across this English Wunderkind. I have no idea if this is ‘speaking’ to you but I indicate here a link to the film on/by Alma, called Finding Cinderella.

    I think she got me as she got everybody else when she stated that she didn’t want to be an Also Mozart, but just ALMA…. Her mind and genius are so outstanding that my mind boggles. She also speaks incredibly fast, can’t ever wait to get all her words out, has a razor sharp mind and seems to have stayed very ‘normal’ too….
    May I tell you something else?: You obviously don’t believe (too much) in God, but God IS with us, He’s not just dropping by from time to time 🙂 – But humans can either invite or ‘outvite’ him, send him away or whatever…. And humans have the freedom of choice. I for one am glad to think that He is with me at all times. Makes it easier to ‘master’ the complications of daily struggle. (Hope of not causing any offence, but this is a late reaction anyway, and so I might only have raised your hackles…! – in all friendship, of course)

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  21. oh sorry, I only waned to give you the link not the whole TV screen… IF you can tell me how to change that, please do tell me. I only watch YT on my computer screen and have no idea of putting these things on a page.

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