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Published on Sep 17, 2008
These are Mozart's first three pieces, written at the age of four. Even the first shows more than the 'normal' abilities of a four year old, with cogent harmony and a sense of structure, even if of course it does not compare to later works.
It is also fascinating to watch Mozart's rapid progression - by the time we get to KV 1c, just two works later and probably only a week or two after the first, at the most, already Mozart gives us a proper melody or 'tune' with a complimentary bass line. Child prodigies do of course show such precocious abilities, but Mozart is one of those few who later in life showed true genius, through his continued improvement in composition (rather than staying advanced but always average) and innovation.
Here history is born! Just one of the many facts and statistics about Mozart that fascinate us; written at the age of four - the glimpse of the greatness to come.