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Week 3 Discussion  Hayden, Mozart, the Enlightenment, and Child Prodigies:  Please answer all of the following questions as part of your initial post and then reply to at least one classmate. 

 1. Listen to one (1) composition (for a symphony) by Haydn or Mozart in the Music tab or a link given below. Identify the work that you listened to, then tell us if you think a computer could write better music see    and Computer music:   

Classical Music and computer music links

Haydn at and

  • Mozart at and  
  • Hilary Hahn playing Mozart Violin Concerto # 3  and  

2.  Cite your views on child stars and explain the impact of early success. Give an example of a modern child star or genius (music,math or science or computers) whose rise and fall mirrors Mozart’s (a child prodigy who performed throughout Europe). Look over these power points about Mozart’s life to see what happened to him.  Read over your classmates’ posts then choose a star no one else has selected.   Watch this brief video about Magnus Carlsen, the youngest chess grand master who has been compared to Mozart:   Also, here are some