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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
THE LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONS
“Mrs. Powell, I’ve never seen such a gift in a child so young,” said Mr. Lewis. “But your daughter is bound to encounter difficulties in the music world.”
Cradling her violin, ten-year-old Maud poised the bow over the strings. As she played, a lilting melody filled her ears and blotted out the grownups’ conversation.
In that moment there was only Tchaikovsky.
Eight years later, in 1885, eighteen-year-old Maud boldly interrupted a rehearsal of the all-male New York Philharmonic and demanded a hearing with America’s foremost conductor Theodore Thomas.
He hired her on the spot and dubbed her his “musical grandchild.”
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