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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
Author
Subject
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haupt, Lyanda Lynn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haupt, Lyanda Lynn
  • Haupt, Lyanda Lynn
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Starlings
  • Starlings
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Birdsongs
  • Creative thinking
  • Composers
  • Starlings as pets
Target audience
adult
Label
Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the US in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
000060541492
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781472153050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964919773
Label
Mozart's starling, Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the US in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
000060541492
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781472153050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964919773

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