Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania

Mozart's Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791
Principal violin part
Manuscript, 1840 (?)
In: Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Collection of Music
Ms. Coll. 217, Item 161

The Musical Fund Society presented what was apparently the American premiere of Mozart's Magic Flute at Philadelphia's Musical Fund Hall on 8 February 1841. The production was sung in English by the Seguin Opera Troupe and was conducted by Benjamin Cross, who "presided at the piano." A critical success, the production was reviewed by one critic who wrote that "the orchestra was one of the best we have ever heard in this country and they delivered the magnificent conceptions of Mozart, the Raphael of music, with all the fervour and delicacy he could have desired."

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Conducting Scores
Music Manuscripts:
15th-18th Centuries
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19th & 20th Centuries
Landmarks of Music Theory

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