When They Were Young

Category : Blog Archive Feb 21st, 2009

A few days ago, I noted that YouTube seemed to be the place for young prodigies to strut their stuff. Turns out it is also the place to find the precocious child selves of some virtuosi mainly known for their achievements as adults.

Beverly Sills at age 8, singing Arditi’s “Il bacio”:

Itzhak Perlman delivers an amazing performance of the Mendelssohn concerto at age 13: