Feb 16, 2021
Haydn's Skull
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In Episode 13 of Unorchestrated, Christopher and Tom talk with poet Rita Dove about one of the most bizarre chapters in musical history, in an episode titled Haydn’s Skull, with readings from her book, Sonata Mulattica.

This is the 13th episode in our 14-part series, Sonata Mulattica with Rita Dove.

The episode closes with “Chaos” from Haydn’s The Creation, performed by the Akron Symphony on April 19, 2008.

Rita Dove is a Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and the only poet ever honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. An Akron native, she is currently Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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