A quick one for all dog lovers out there. Last week, while performing Mendelssohn’s 'Italian' Symphony No.4 in the ancient city of Ephesus, members of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra noticed something strange out of the corner of their eyes: a dog wandering on stage, mid performance, and taking a seat, right at the feet of the first violinist. The short clip above comes from Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who called it the "Cutest moment in classical music." Hard not to agree.
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