Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


K336b, K344, KV344

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Erroneously regarded as a mere trial run for Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mozart's unfinished opera Zaide is, in the words of musicologist Neal Zaslaw, "a masterpiece-in-the-making truncated by circumstances." The opera has its genesis in Emperor Joseph II's desire to found a German opera company in Vienna -- a city ... read more