6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Bell Solo from The Magic Flute / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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.

PapagenoBell Solo from The Magic Flute (1791) / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as performed by Charles Daab from Bell Solo from “The Magic Flute” [Edison, c. 1915]

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.

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2 Responses to 6 Degrees of Glockenspiel: Bell Solo from The Magic Flute / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  1. tshuster says:

    I just aced the test on this in music history last week.

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