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Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt

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Mozart's starling
Title
Mozart's starling
Statement of responsibility
Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores the unlikely bond between the famous Austrian composer and his pet starling, providing an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, and the nature of creative inspiration
  • "On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet. For three years, the starling lived with Mozart, influencing his work and serving as his companion, distraction, consolation, and muse. More than two centuries later, starlings are reviled by even the most compassionate conservationists. A nonnative, invasive species, they overrun sensitive habitats, outcompete local birds for nest sites and food, and decimate crops. A seasoned birder and naturalist, Lyanda Lynn Haupt is well versed in the difficult and often strained relationships these birds have with other species and the environment. But after rescuing a baby starling of her own, Haupt found herself enchanted by the same intelligence and playful spirit that had so charmed her favorite composer. In Mozart's Starling, Haupt explores the unlikely and remarkable bond between one of history's most cherished composers and one of earth's most common birds. The intertwined stories of Mozart's beloved pet and Haupt's own starling provide an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, the secret world of starlings, and the nature of creative inspiration. A blend of natural history, biography, and memoir, Mozart's Starling is a tour de force that awakens a surprising new awareness of our place in the world."--Jacket
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Title
Mozart's starling
Creator
Summary
A naturalist describes how Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was enchanted by the intelligence and playful spirit of a starling in a Viennese shop and took it home for a family pet and discusses a natural history of the frequently reviled bird
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10563180
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.M9
LC item number
H178 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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Mozarts starling
Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Copyright
Note
"May 2017"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276)
Contents
Prelude: A plague of inspiration -- The starling of Seattle -- Mozart and the musical thief -- Uninvited guest, unexpected wonder -- What the starling said -- The starling of Vienna -- How the starling knew -- Chomsky's starling -- Interlude: The heart of time for birds and Mozart -- Birds of a feather -- Mozart's ear and the music of the spheres -- Finale: Three funerals and a flight of fancy -- Coda
Control code
ocn978270721
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780316370899
Lccn
2016954839
Other physical details
illustrations

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