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When Mozart Met His Teeny Tiny Feathered Match

Listen as author Elana Pasarello shares an excerpt from her latest book, "Animals Strike Curious Poses," about Mozart bonding with a bird brain.

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In each chapter of her book “Animals Strike Curious Poses,” Elena Passarello tells a different true story about an animal that made its mark on history. In the audio above, she reads from a chapter called “Vogel Staar” co-starring a young Mozart… and a musically inclined starling.

[Ed. Note: This passage was edited for broadcast.]