The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) by W.A. Mozart
From Operatic Transcriptions for Flute and Piano, Op45 by Joachim Andersen
Edited by Werner Richter
For Flute and Piano
Joachim Andersen's “Operatic Transcriptions for Flute and Piano, Op45,” though typical products of the bourgeois salons of the nineteenth century, stand in a thoroughly respectable tradition whose origins reach far back into the past and which attained an unsurpassable culmination in the famous piano transcriptions of Franz Liszt. “Potpourris,” as this type of domestic music-making can be called, often gave bourgeois music lovers of the time their only opportunity to become acquainted with and to discuss important or popular works by prominent “tone poets” of the day.