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A Live Recording Captures Two of the Twentieth Century's Best "Mozartians."

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new release of Mozart's comic opera, "The Abduction from the Seraglio." It's a 1961 performance of a little known German comedy by Mozart, but Lloyd says it compares favorably with his best known Italian works.


Other segments from the episode on September 20, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 20, 1989: Interview with Thomas J. Moore and W. Virgil Brown; Review of the album "The Abduction from the Seraglio"; Interview with George Brown; Review of the…


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