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The Magic Flute

Thomson Smillie

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.

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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Genres:

Music

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

1h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35