If Music Be The Food of Love Play On

Give me excess of it! These were words quoted by the maverick canine Malachi, voice of the animal kingdom, in The Earth Emperor’s Eye.  Imagine then the joy of a dog gate-crashing the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at Ephesus in Turkey to settle in front of the Classical Music Orchestra during a perfomance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony No.4.

Vienna itself is known as the ‘City of Music’ because of its musical legacy. As for Ephesus, it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. It was famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. Ephesus is also home to many stray dogs and cats, who are revered and treated with enormous respect by the locals.

So, we have a wonder of the world, a book of revelations and a gospel from John – all very familar to our readers! Malachi knows what he is doing.


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