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Mozart Minute Podcast: Requiem for a Bird

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Catch The Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasats.
August 1, 2014

The funeral ceremony Mozart organized for his beloved pet starling had all the bathos of the most outlandish comic operas.

The Way of the Dodo: Long Lost Bird Inspires New Musical Work

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The Natural history Museum, London, England
13, 2014

You might think writing new music for an archaic instrument like the harpsichord is simply for the birds. But if those birds are the long extinct dodo birds, well, then it’s easy to see what the flap is all about.