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Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura

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Macaulay Library the Muse: An Exploration of Bird Song in Art

By Marie Chappell
Birds and their sounds have been a part of the arts for centuries. In 1924 Ottorino Respighi requested that a recording of a nightingale be played in his composition The Pines of Rome. Respighi’s artistic choice was controversial at the time; his contemporaries thought it more appropriate to use the orchestra to imitate bird song…

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