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, … “The Magic Flute”, that is.
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 my favorites.
Please turn up the volume to enjoy some wonderful Mozart magic.
W.A. Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute:
W.A. Mozart: “Queen of the Night”, Aria from ‘The Magic Flute’: