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Musical prodigies : interpretations from psychology, education, musicology, and ethnomusicology

Author: Gary McPherson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume breaks new ground in presenting the scientific exploration on the topic of musical prodigies. It brings together research from a range of disciplines, including psychology, neurobiology and genetics to provide a thorough exploration of prodigious talent.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary McPherson
ISBN: 9780191806049 0191806048 0191509256 9780191509254
OCLC Number: 970400892
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Musical Prodigies; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; Section 1 Theoretical frameworks; 1 Analyzing musical prodigiousness using Gagné's Integrative Model of Talent Development; 2 Two roads diverged in the musical wood: A coincidence approach to the lives and careers of Nyiregyházi and Menuhin; 3 Syzygies, social worlds, and exceptional achievement in music; 4 Genetic influences on musical giftedness, talent, and practice; 5 Musicological reports on early 20th century musical prodigies: The beginnings of an objective assessment 6 Early and late bloomers among 120 classical composers: Were the greatest geniuses also prodigies?7 The wunderkind composer; Section 2 Aspects of development; 8 Working memory in musical prodigies: A 10,000- year- old story, one million years in the making; 9 The brain's rapid encoding of rule- governed domains of knowledge: A case analysis of a musical prodigy; 10 On the cognitive- developmental theory of the child prodigy phenomenon; 11 Transitioning musical abilities into expertise and beyond: The role of psychosocial skills in developing prodigious talent 12 Growing- up prodigies: The midlife crisis13 Musical prodigies and motivation; 14 Musical prodigies: Does talent need trauma?; 15 Prodigies of music composition: Cognitive abilitiesand developmental antecedents; 16 Development of timing skills; 17 Igor: A case study of a child drummer prodigy; 18 The career decisions of musical prodigies; 19 Musical prodigies within the virtual stage of YouTube; 20 Synesthesia and prodigiousness: The case of Olivier Messiaen 21 Prodigious musical talent in blind children with autism and learning difficulties: Identifying and educating potential musical savants22 Veridical mapping in the development of autistic musical savants; Section 3 Individual examples; 23 "Proofs of genius": Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the construction of musical prodigies in early Georgian London; 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the child performer- composer: Newmusical- biographical perspectives on the early years to 1766; 25 Ludwig van Beethoven: An understated prodigy; 26 The "Second Mozart": Mendelssohn and precocity revisited 27 Teresa Carreño: "Such gifts are of God, and ought not to be prostitutedfor mere gain"28 A folk song prodigy? Considering the exceptional musical childhood of Chilean folklorist Margot Loyola; 29 Glenn Gould: Conventional prodigy, unconventional professional; 30 André Mathieu (1929- 1968): The emblematic case ofthe "young Canadian Mozart"; 31 Jack Teagarden's Southwestern Sound: A musical prodigy and his field; 32 "Little" Stevie Wonder: Motown musical prodigy; 33 "You can't win, child, but you can't get out of the game": Michael Jackson's transition from child star to superstar
Responsibility: Gary E. McPherson.

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