So I'm sure at least 95% of the people that read this blog are aware that next weekend marks the opening of on "The Magic Flute". I don't know about you, prof. Spiegelberg...but I'D go to the Thursday/Saturday's version of the show...cuz we do it right...the other cast...well, they just do it (lol). [i'm just kidding...both shows will be great]
Anyway, so I've been listening to Mozart for the past two months...so I should think that that would be deserving of a good discussion of the music. Mozart lived and composed in the Classical Era of music, and his music reflects that style. Much of the music is very predictable, and it's full of long cadential passages (i.e. I-V-I-V-I-V-I-V-I-I-I-V-I). I like the opera as a whole, because the music is amazing...but somehow, i've rationalized that Mozart was high on PCP when he came up with the storyline, because it's quite strange, and has many holes in the resolutions. But that's a well and good, because it's still really popular.
So anyway...i really enjoy this music...and I love being in it...