A mystery instrument created

Mozart’s Magic Flute uses a glass harmonica or keyed glockenspiel to represent a set of magic bells.

“Mozart’s original score for the 1791 opera The Magic Flute called for a glass harmonica or keyed glockenspiel to represent a set of magic bells.

The instruments were obscure even in Mozart’s day but more than 200 years after his death they no longer exist and no one knows how they worked.”

British organ maker Robin Jennings has recreated the mystery instrument.  


Louise Schwartzkoff, “The otherwordly feeling of Mozart’s magic”
, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2009

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