We have many examples of music inspired by birdsong, but there are also composers who have used actual bird sounds in their works, including Ottorino Respighi in his 1923 work, The Pines of Rome. When Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara composed "Cantus Arcticus" (also known as "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra"), he may have had in mind these Whooper Swans. In 2007, German producer Dominik Eulberg released a composition made entirely with sampled bird sounds.
Birds in Music
Written by John Kessler
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We have many examples of music inspired by birdsong, but there are also composers who’ve used actual bird sounds in their works. Ottorino Respighi may have been the first composer to use recorded birdsong in his 1923 work, The Pines of Rome.
And here's a piece from Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara: "Cantus Arcticus" also known as “Concerto for Birds and Orchestra.”
In 2007, German producer Dominik Eulberg released this track, made entirely with sampled bird sounds.
For BirdNote, this is the actual Michael Stein.
Ottorino Respighi, “The Pines of the Janiculum”. Respighi - Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome: Debussy – LaMer. Chicago Symphony – Reiner. Red Seal: 1959
Einojuhani Rautavaara, "Cantus Arcticus" Piano Concerto No 1 Symphony No 3 (also known as "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra"). Song: Suo (the Marsh). Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Naxos: 1999
Dominik Eulberg, "Stelldichein des Westerwalder Vogelchores" Hemische Gefilde. Traum: 2007
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2014 Tune In to Nature.org February 2018 Narrator: Michael Stein
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