From the cuckoo in a Handel organ concerto to Vaughan Williams’ lark ascending to the wood pigeon in Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder. Many composers have been inspired by the sweet-voiced song of the birds. Ornithologist Fernand Rochette outlines the history of the wonderful relationship between bird song and classical music… and lets us hear it.
Fernand Rochette: lecture (in Dutch)
In collaboration with Amarant