Mozart Finds a Melody (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805066272, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2004
For the first time in Wolfgang's life, the famous composer was at a loss for a tune. He tried every trick to get his imagination going. He sang standing on his head. He played his violin in the bathtub. He even threw darts at the blank music paper. Alas, nothing worked.
An imaginative story about Mozart's many inspirations
Wolfgang Mozart must compose a new piano concerto to perform at the famous Burgtheatre in Vienna. But Mozart can't think of a note to write. When he hears his hungry pet starling sing out melodiously, his creativity begins to flow. Before he can put notes to paper, however, his muse escapes through the window, and Mozart is off on a frantic search to bring her back. Will Mozart find both his friend and song in time?
Based on a true story about the famous composer and his beloved pet starling, this enchanting tale celebrates inspiration in any form it takes.