14-Year-Old Composer Stuns At Sold Out Show At Carnegie Hall | NBC Nightly News
Alma Deutscher has loved music ever since her parents gave her a violin for her third birthday. The 14-year-old is now a world-class composer and she performed her original compositions in a sold out show at Carnegie Hall. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621 Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC 14-Year-Old Composer Stuns At Sold Out Show At Carnegie Hall | NBC Nightly News
Alma Deutscher - plea for Harmony at the European Culture Prize ceremony in Vienna
On Oct. 20, 2019, Alma received the European Culture Prize in a ceremony at the Vienna State Opera. After thanking baritone Thomas Hampson for his generous words of praise, Alma made a plea for melody and for harmony in the modern world: "until now, I have always composed melodies and harmonies just as they pour out from my heart. But I have often been told: "as a modern composer, you’ll soon have to forget your melodies, and concentrate on dissonance, as befits our modern age." But maybe this award today means that a more tolerant age is dawning, when melody and beauty will once again be permitted. Perhaps this is a message that there is more to European Culture than just dissonance. Perhaps there is also a place in European Culture for harmony. And how beautiful it would be if this message could go out into the world from Vienna, from the city of music."
Alma (11) and Helen (8) playing on Mozart's own two violins in his birthplace in Salzburg
Alma (11) and her sister Helen (8) played on Mozart's own two violins in his birthplace in Salzburg. Alma played on Mozart's full size violin, and Helen on his childhood violin. They played a trio that Alma composed when she was 8.
Alma Deutscher, Violin concerto in G minor (2017)
Alma's new piano solo album, From my Book of Melodies, is out now: https://amzn.to/2Ql661j -------------------------------------------- Violin concerto no. 1 composed by Alma Deutscher, and performed in July 2017 at the Carintischer Sommer Festival. Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor: Joji Hattori. I - Allegro maestoso 0:21 II - Romanza 15:37 III - Allegro scherzando 24:32
Alma Deutscher, piano concerto (world premiere, July 2017)
A version for piano solo of the second movement appears Alma's new piano solo album, From my Book of Melodies: https://amzn.to/2Ql661j -------------------------------------------- This was the world premiere of Alma's piano concerto in July 2017, at the Carinthian Summer Festival, with Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor: Joji Hattori. The concerto has 3 movements: I - Allegro 0:26, II - Adagio 17:09, III - Allegro giocoso 26:52 Leading Austrian critic, Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz, wrote about the concerto: "The world turns in a circle, but always sprouts new, beautiful flowers, if one only lets them sprout. Alma Deutscher’s music is full of extraordinarily original ideas and genuine surprises… Even just the transition from the cadenza to the coda of the first movement reveals the composer’s originality. And how, just before the final chord, she charmingly dissolves the harmonic knot which had been tied with a harmonic Coup in the first bars of the concerto – that mesmerizes. (Die Presse) Alma wrote about her concerto: The first movement represents the conflict between darkness and light. The orchestral introduction has just two happy bars of E-flat major in the beginning, but it then plunges into darkness on the third bar. The rest of the introduction is in minor, but the entrance of the piano brings back the light, with a much happier version of the orchestral theme. The darkness tries to come back at some points, especially at the very end, but the light finally overcomes it. The main theme of the second movement came to me when I was very sad, I was improvising on my grandmother’s piano a few days after she died. The movement is in a rather unusual key, B-flat minor, which is perhaps not so comfortable for the orchestra, but it's the key in which I first heard the melody in my head, and I did not want to change it. The third movement is a set of variations on a theme which I heard in the middle of the night when I was eight years old. During the movement, there is quite a lot of argument between the soloist and the orchestra. But in the end, the soloist and the orchestra make peace, and continue playing happily together.
Alma Deutscher - Cinderella (Trailer)
Thunderous applause and standing ovations were the result of the sold-out performances of Alma Deutscher’s “Cinderella”. ► Get your copy here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/AlmaDeutscher_Cinderella The entire classical world looks to this young lady—because what she creates is not only of the highest quality always, but also of supra-regional importance. And at just 13 years of age. We’re talking of Alma Deutscher, of course. The British composer, violinist and pianist can already look back on a proud list of works, but she finally composed her first opera “Cinderella” at the age of 8. At least the first full-length opera. For she had already presented a short opera entitled “The Sweeper of Dreams” at the age of 7. That’s typical Alma Deutscher. The celebrated American premiere of “Cinderella” by the California Theatre in San Jose is now released as DVD and Blu-Ray on Sony Classical. DVD/Blu-Ray release: 16.11.2018 ► Website: https://www.almadeutscher.com/ ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlmaDeutscher/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlmaDeutscher © 2018 Sony Classical, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Sony Classical Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxt3ESHv8W9Lavl3zfBkkzQ Sony Classical Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sonyclassical/