A discussion of the history of opera leading to Mozart's Singspiel, the Magic flute, with detailed analysis of the overture and the second finale

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1968

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This paper provides a brief background on the development of Singspiel and analyzes in detail the Overture and the second finale of Mozart's Singspiel, The Magic Flute. The second finale is presented, in spite of its fourteen small musical divisions, as embracing four large musical divisions, which include the five scenes indicated in the score.

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