Eleven-year-old Erich Korngold wrote Der Schneeman, which was premiered this month 100 years ago in a version for two pianos and dancers. Aged 13, he played one of the pianos. It caught the attention of the Emperor Franz Josef who ordered a fully orchestrated version to be created for the Hofopernhaus. where it was played by the Vienna Philharmonic in October 1910 Read more HERE
from an even earlier Korngold piece written aged 6 !