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Opera Explained: Mozart - The Magic Flute (Smillie)

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Opera Explained: Mozart - The Magic Flute (Smillie)
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ISBN: 9781843793090
Download Size: 54 Mb
Running Time: 01:09:58
Digital UPC: 9781843793090

Release Date: August 2002
Originally recorded in 2002
Thomson Smillie
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
David Timson
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: Mozart - The Magic Flute (Smillie)
Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson
The Magic Flute almost defines a masterpiece, because it can be enjoyed on every level. It is a superb fairy story, complete with dragons, demons, a handsome prince, and a lovely maiden seriously in need of rescue; it is a political satire, social commentary, and psychological drama; it is full of tunes from the playful to the heart-stopping, jolly songs, and deeply spiritual outpourings. It is, in short, 'Mozart' - and there is no greater compliment than that. This disc gives us a wonderful insight into possibly the most remarkable work ever written for the stage. Beginning with an enticing overview of Mozart's astonishing output, David Timson then takes us through The Magic Flute with infectious pleasure at every turn of genius. From the delightfully comic Papageno 'rudely trying to sing with his mouth full of padlock' to The Queen of the Night's Vengeance aria, we enjoy the full spectrum of dramatic situations.

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