LISTEN: Dogs perform Mozart symphony with live orchestra

LISTEN: Dogs perform Mozart symphony with live orchestra

Classical music and furry friends seem like a match made in heaven!

Dogs perform Mozart with live orchestra

If you are a fan of going to the opera, watching a live classical performance, or just spending the evening in a more peaceful setting while surrounded by melodic sounds, then this might not be the performance for you.

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But if you want to hear what it sounds like when three dogs join an orchestra as fellow performers, you are in for a treat.

A classical music festival in Copenhagen, Denmark has handpicked three very special pooches to accompany a performance of a piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's father, Leopold.

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Leopold might not be as famous as his son, but this very performance of 'Hunting Symphony' has caught the attention of many as dogs rarely grace the classical music stage.

The chief conductor, Adam Fischer, said that he wanted to honour Mozart's wishes by having a part of the symphony be accompanied by 'baying hounds' and auditioned many dogs for these roles.

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The three chosen dogs are called Cookie, Sophus, and Sica, and have gone through three months of training and were chosen for their barking skills.

They not only had to be trained to bark on command, but also to remain silent during other parts of the performance.

You can watch, and hear, some of their rehearsal here:

It might not be to everyone's taste, but it sure is cute.

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