Clarinet Concerto (Mozart)

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791): Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622.
Second movement: Adagio

Composed in 1791, the last year of Mozart’s life, this work was premiered less then two months before the composer’s death and published posthumously.
The main theme of the second movement, Adagio, is characterized by an intensely expressive and intimate melody. It is included in the soundtrack of the movie Out of Africa, which has contributed to its popularity.

Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi.

W. A. Mozart: Adagio from Clarinet Concerto

Clarinet Soloist: Sharon Kam
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Manfred Honeck

The Magic Flute II

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich! (from The Magic Flute).

Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich! (A girl or a damsel’s what Papageno wants) is one of the most famous arias from The Magic Flute.

Among the instruments that accompany Papageno’s voice, there is a keyboard glockenspiel, a disused instrument, nowadays often replaced by a celesta.

Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi. This interactive score was published first in the post La flauta mágica II, in the blog educacionmusical.es.

Milos Forman: Amadeus (1984)

Footage from the movie Amadeus in which Emanuel Schikaneder, librettist of The Magic Flute and first interpreter of Papageno’s character, sings Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich!.

The Magic Flute I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (from The Magic Flute).

Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher am I) is the first of the two arias of Papageno in The Magic Flute.

In the first representation of this Singspiel (German opera with spoken sections) in Vienna just two months before the composer’s death, the character of Papageno was played by the very librettist, Emanuel Schikaneder.

Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi. This interactive score was published first in the post La flauta mágica I, in the blog educacionmusical.es.

Ingmar Bergman: The Magic Flute (1979)

Footage from the movie of the greatest Swedish director, in which Hakan Hagegard sings the first aria of Papageno.