Musical prodigies : interpretations from psychology, education, musicology, and ethnomusicology / Gary E. McPherson
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
- Additional Creators:
- McPherson, Gary
- Machine generated contents note: Section 1 Theoretical frameworks -- 1.Analyzing musical prodigiousness using Gagne's Integrative Model of Talent Development / Gary E. McPherson -- 2.Two roads diverged in the musical wood: A coincidence approach to the lives and careers of Nyiregyhazi and Menuhin / David Henry Feldman -- 3.Syzygies, social worlds, and exceptional achievement in music / Jane W. Davidson -- 4.Genetic influences on musical giftedness, talent, and practice / Fredrik Ullen -- 5.Musicological reports on early 20th century musical prodigies: The beginnings of an objective assessment / Andreas C. Lehmann -- 6.Early and late bloomers among 120 classical composers: Were the greatest geniuses also prodigies? / Dean Keith Simonton -- 7.The wunderkind composer / Barry Cooper -- Section 2 Aspects of development -- 8.Working memory in musical prodigies: A 10,000-year-old story, one million years in the making / Larry Vandervert -- 9.The brains rapid encoding of rule-governed domains of knowledge: A case analysis of a musical prodigy / Larry Vandervert -- 10.On the cognitive-developmental theory of the child prodigy phenomenon / Larisa V. Shavinina -- 11.Transitioning musical abilities into expertise and beyond: The role of psychosocial skills in developing prodigious talent / Geesoo Maie Lee -- 12.Growing-up prodigies: The midlife crisis / Jeanne Bamberger -- 13.Musical prodigies and motivation / Andrew J. Martin -- 14.Musical prodigies: Does talent need trauma? / Patricia Holmes -- 15.Prodigies of music composition: Cognitive abilities and developmental antecedents / William Forde Thompson -- 16.Development of timing skills / William Forde Thompson -- 17.Igor: A case study of a child drummer prodigy / Magdalena Berkowska -- 18.The career decisions of musical prodigies / Paul Evans -- 19.Musical prodigies within the virtual stage of YouTube / Gary E. McPherson -- 20.Synesthesia and prodigiousness: The case of Olivier Messiaen / Solange Glasser -- 21.Prodigious musical talent in blind children with autism and learning difficulties: Identifying and educating potential musical savants / Adam Ockelford -- 22.Veridical mapping in the development of autistic musical savants / Lucie Bouvet -- Section 3 Individual examples -- 23."Proofs of genius": Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the construction of musical prodigies in early Georgian London / Rachel Cowgill -- 24.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the child performer-composer: New musical--biographical perspectives on the early years to 1766 / Simon P. Keefe -- 25.Ludwig van Beethoven: An understated prodigy / Sian Derry -- 26.The "Second Mozart": Mendelssohn and precocity revisited / R. Larry Todd -- 27.Teresa Carreno: "Such gifts are of God, and ought not to be prostituted for mere gain" / Anna E. Kijas -- 28.A Folk Song Prodigy? Considering the Exceptional Musical Childhood of Chilean Folklorist Margot Loyola / Dan Bendrups -- 29.Glenn Gould: Conventional prodigy, unconventional professional / S. Timothy Maloney -- 30.Andre Mathieu (1929-1968): The emblematic case of the "young Canadian Mozart" / Danick Trottier -- 31.Jack Teagarden's Southwestern Sound: A musical prodigy and his field / Alex W. Rodriguez -- 32."Little" Stevie Wonder: Motown musical prodigy / Gabriel Solis -- 33."You can't win, child, but you can't get out of the game": Michael Jackson's transition from child star to superstar / Jacqueline Warwick -- 34.Jason Becker: Musicality begets musicianship in a heavy metal guitar prodigy / Michael Heffley -- 35.Justin Bieber, YouTube, and new media celebrity: The tween prodigy at home and online / Tyler Bickford.
- 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.
- 9780191806049 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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