Little Brother has been all about new features lately. In this feature, I’ll be contemplating a theme – a person, place, thing, etc. – and posting daily for six days, each day examining the theme through music from different angles. This is similar in nature to what happens in my “Mixes,” although here I feel that each piece will benefit from being presented individually (but still a part of the whole).
This week’s theme: music featuring the glockenspiel.
Written in the year of Mozart’s death, The Magic Flute is one of the earliest works that features the glockenspiel (or here: the “magic bells,” as played by Papageno). Also worth noting, this recording is reproduced here from an entire Edison wax cylinder.