Classical Music as Birdsong
April 6, 2005 3:59 PM Subscribe
What classical works sound like birdsong?
I just interviewed an author who described the song of the Black Headed Grosbeaks
as Yo-Yo Ma laying into a sonata.
He then went further, calling it a cascade of notes, almost more than you could take in, with the type of energy where you could hear the violinist or cellist attack the strings.
He then asked me if I knew a better referrent than Yo-Yo Ma. I didn't. Do you?