Heralded orchestra conductor traces musical gifts to training in the womb

    HAMILTON, Ontario, June 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) –  World renowned Canadian conductor explained that his musical career began “before birth” when he heard music from inside his mother’s womb.  

    During a radio interview, recounted in Dr. Thomas Verny’s book, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, Boris Brott, the conductor of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario, was asked how he had become interested in music.

    “You know this might sound strange,” Brott answered, “but music has been a part of me since before birth.”  

    “As a young man,” he continued, “I was mystified by this unusual ability I had — to play certain pieces sight unseen. I’d be conducting a score for the first time and, suddenly, the cello line would jump out at me; I’d know the flow of the piece even before I turned the page of the score.”

    “One day, I mentioned this to my mother, who is a professional cellist. I thought she’d be intrigued because it was always the cello line that was so distinct in my mind,” Brott recalled.

    “She was; but when she heard what the pieces were, the mystery quickly solved itself. All the scores I knew sight unseen were the ones

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