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Music & Musings Book Club

Bookworm of Edwards Featured book: Mozart's Starling
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 5pm

Bookworm of Edwards

Join us for the new Music and Musings Book Club in partnership with Bookworm of Edwards and Bravo! Vail Music Festival. As a part of Bravo! Vail's Music Education Month, the book club will read Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt and participate in a discussion led by Bravo! Vail staff. In the book, 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. This is a FREE event and light refreshments will be provided.

Save 10% on the book by purchasing through bookwormofedwards.com or in-store.  

About the book: 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. 

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