Monday, June 12, 2017

Mozart Magic

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the quintessential "Classical Era" composer, was a prolific composer in almost every form of classical composition: symphonies, concertos, chamber music and operas.  His great operas also produced great overtures.  They are all great, but I chose to feature a little Mozart magic, i.e., "The Magic Flute".

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [Jan 27, 1756 - Dec. 5, 1791]
Because this overture was written for his opera of the same name, it is not a concert overture, although it is often played as a stand alone piece, like a concert overture, because of its wonderful melodies and popularity with concert goers.

The most well known aria from Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute" is called "The Queen of the Night."  This is one of the most beloved arias in the operatic repertoire and is one of my favorites.

Please turn up the volume to enjoy this wonderful Mozart magic.

W.A. Mozart: Overture from the opera: 'The Magic Flute':


W.A. Mozart: "Queen of  the Night" aria from the opera: "The Magic Flute":




2 comments:

Connie Bach said...

I saw The Magic Flute last year in Richmond, Va. It was a long due but it was one of the first things I had to do when I returned from overseas. To hear this overture and the aria was surreal experience. It was as if my own magic came true! Thank you Mike for sharing this wonderful work of the genius!

Big Mike said...

Beautifully said Connie! Thank you!!!