Dogs on the big stage: myth or reality?
At first glance, it may seem impossible for the dogs to perform on the big stage. Still would! After all, this is the lot of stars. However, our talented four-legged friends still succeeded!
So, in 1980, at Carnegie Hall, twenty soloists and three dogs performed Kirk Nurok's Howl. The performance made a splash. Nobody could even imagine that the dog would not just howl when it wanted to, but would play its part. Inspired by success, the composer wrote The Sonata for Piano and Dog in 1983. This work to this day finds its performers.
Not so long ago, in the Canadian town of Victoria, an unusual competition and concert was held, at which twenty-nine dogs performed. Each soloist had equal chances, but Tippy's dog won, who perfectly felt the melody, tonality and rhythm of the work.