Tuesday 6 April 2010
Tune of the Day: Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn
from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera “The Magic Flute”
In the Act I finale of “The Magic Flute”, three boys lead the hero Tamino into a grove wherein three temples stand: in the center, the Temple of Wisdom; on the right, the Temple of Reason; on the left, the Temple of Nature. Singing a calm, stately trio they tell him some wise advice for his quest:
To your goal leads this path;
Therefore, listen to our lesson:
Be steadfast, patient, and remain silent.
This piece was arranged as a flute duet by the great German composer Bernhard Romberg.