Violinist Itzhak Perlman on musical prodigies

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I was not a prodigy - I was age-appropriate for somebody with talent. If you close your eyes, a true prodigy sounds like they could be 25 years old - that was not me! But for a teacher, a true prodigy can be a worry...'

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