These duets were originally published in Berlin soon after 1791, with the music printed in two part books, as in the present volume, consisting of arias and instrumental pieces from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute – first staged in Vienna in September 1791.
The duets were extremely popular for years to come, published by at least a dozen publishers in Austria, Germany, France and England. In fact, many of Mozart’s operas and symphonies were arranged for various combinations of instruments, including piano, flute, guitar, string trios, quartets and even wind bands!
This new edition has been re-edited to address inconsistencies of articulation and dynamics between the parts, and modernize notation by Erik Veldkamp.
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