Reserve your icket for the drowsy chaperone asap. Review for test #1, including sample quesions and mock-listening exercises: leonard bernstein on tv in 1956. We are in a historical posiion now similar to that of the popular musical theater in. In 1750, the big atracion was what they called the singspiel, which was the annie get your gun of its day, star comic and all. This popular form took the leap to a work of art through the genius of mozart. Magic flute is a singspiel; only it"s by mozart . We are in the same posiion; all we need is for our mozart to come along. If and when he does what we"ll get will be a new form and this can happen any second. It"s almost as though it is our moment in history, as if there is a historical necessity that gives us such a wealth of creaive talent at this precise ime.