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(MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus.) Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute]. “Den 28. Wonnemonds 1794.” Manuscript copyist’s score in an unidentified hand.

Oblong 4to (9x12 inches; 225x310 mm). Manuscript title with a watercolor depicting Papagino dressed in feathers playing his flute, the entire title within a decorative flute-themed frame with images of the flute in each corner, followed by an additional title with the names of each character on verso and 5-109 numbered pages of the music with libretto in a neat hand. Original marbled paper wrappers with a paper label on the front cover reading “Albrecht.” Condition : The binding quite worn, but internally clean.


A lovely early manuscript score to The Magic Flute, which premiered in Vienna on 30 September 1791, with a wonderfully illustrated title.