Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Mozart Piece Discovered

A new score in Mozart's hand has been discovered in a French museum. It is fragmentary, a preliminary sketch for a previously unknown work. In brief from the AP:

PARIS - A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart, a researcher said Thursday. The 18th century melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as important find.

Ulrich Leisinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, said there is no doubt that the single sheet was written by the composer.

"This is absolutely new," Leisinger said in a telephone interview. "We have new music here."
"His handwriting is absolutely clearly identifiable," he added. "There's no doubt that this is an original piece handwritten by Mozart."

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1 comment:

Bruce Krieg said...

WOW! Great story. Will we ever stop finding his music? :)