Music: A New Prodigy

In the city of Tourcoing, near Lille, there will be produced during next October an oratorio written by a boy of eleven. The announcement adds that the piece, which is called The Childhood of Saint John the Baptist, was begun by the little composer when he was no more than ten. The boy is named Rota Rinaldi. He is now studying at the conservatory at Milan. His mother, it is said, has taken alarm at his too early concentration upon music, and has decided to remove him from his advanced musical studies and...

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