In his new book Far From The Tree, National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon addresses the challenges of parenting all types of "exceptional" children, from those born with disabilities to those who commit serious crimes. Yet he also devotes part of the book to raising prodigies-- particularly those children that possess incredible musical talents.
Solomon joins us to explain why parenting musical prodigies can be just as daunting a task as raising any other type of exceptional child. He also shares how the families of musical geniuses such as Joshua Bell and Lang Lang struggled to cope with their children's tremendous talents.
A young Joshua Bell performs at this master class with Josef Gingold in 1982.