Mozart - The Magic Flute, K. 620 - Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja - Conductor:Böhm, Karl, Baritone:Berry, Walter, Orchestra:Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra pd640n | Track | Classical for all | MUZIK Air

Composer Information

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanzeand two sons. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound;Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years." [source from Wikipedia]

Work Information

This is the last opera of Mozart. It was premiered on 30 September 1791 at the Freihaus-Theater in Vienna, and the composer passed away on the same year. The opera begins with the forma sonata overture. The exquisite sound of the strings is brilliant and fluent. The teemingly flowing as the spring water symbolizes the bright and glorious life.

Work Alias: The Magic Flute Die Zauberflöte, K.620 魔笛,作品K.620