Updated 15 July 2018
This post considers 4 pieces of music that fall within a broad conception of “classical music”. All of these works include “condor” in their title.
But which condor is referred to by this music? None of the pieces clearly refer to the California condor; it’s either the Andean condor or it’s unclear. I’ll start with the latter.
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Updated 6 August 2016
How much does a California condor cost? What is the value of the California condor? What is the California condor worth?
These questions have been considered and answered repeatedly for over a century. In this post I offer some examples.
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Updated 9 February 2018
There continues to be a steady trade in attractive images removed from books. These prints go from book binding to picture frame, from bookshelf to wall.
It has been many years since I visited a shop selling these images. But they are widely available on the web.
Unfortunately, the details of the books from which the prints come are seldom available and they are difficult to track down. Here I present 5 such “orphan” images of the California condor that I have seen offered for sale. If you recognize any of them and can tell me about the book from which they have come, please contact me. I will post that information for all to see.
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