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Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Label
Mozart's starling
Title
Mozart's starling
Statement of responsibility
Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 numbers 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. Two centuries later, starlings are reviled by even the most compassionate conservationists. A nonnative, invasive species, they invade 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOW
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Haupt, Lyanda, Lynn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Composers
  • Starlings
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276)
Control code
000045188484
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780316370899
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276)
Control code
000045188484
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780316370899
Other physical details
illustrations

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