Skip to comments.Previously unknown Mozart piece discovered in Austria
Posted on 03/03/2012 6:17:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
VIENNA, Austria (BNO NEWS) -- A previously unknown musical piece by Mozart was discovered inside an eighteenth century music book in Austria, local media reported on Saturday.
The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg reported that the piano piece was discovered in a music book from 1780 in the western state of Tyrol, according to the Austrian Independent newspaper.
University lecturer Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider, from the institute for Tyrolean music research at Innsbruck University, discovered the handwritten piece while gathering pieces for the international organization "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales," which catalogs music sources around the world.
Experts and the 'Stiftung Mozarteum' have confirmed that the piece was written by a young Mozart and the work will be presented on March 23 in the "Tanzmeistersaal" in the house of Mozart in Salzburg.
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Wow. Good find, thanks for the thread. I love it when these kind of things pop up out of nowhere, in books, behind picture frames, gathering dust in a library. Thanks again.
All too often, when an “unknown” work is discovered, there is a good reason why the author/composer decided not to expose it to the public. Often an artist will create something, decide “I don’t want this associated with my name and the reputation I’m trying to build”, and put it aside.
Obviously before modern sanitation laws.
What you are saying is so true.
I remember hearing Michael Feinstein say that, while he was working for Ira Gershwin, he found a TRUNK FULL of unpublished songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Even with his influence, Feinstein could not get a single music publisher to publish the songs. They said that nobody wanted to hear that old stuff.
They didn’t find it next to Hitler’s diary by any chance, huh?
.......and the accompanying eighteenth century music video was discovered in a daguerreotype on the shelf beside it.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
They were wrong. Quite a few of us out here would. Surely enough to make a pretty good profit. They really should release it. They might be real surprised. I wonder what they did with them?
I agree...I LOVE Gershwin’s Songs. Even more than his “Classical” Pieces.
Especially More than “Porgy and Bess”! LOL.
My favorites are:
Someone to watch over Me
Somebody Loves Me
Our Love is Here to Stay.
I Use “Someone to Watch over me” as an example of the perfectly crafted song when I teach Songwriting and Interpretation. The Song uses all the diminished chords in the the first few lines, and the chords fall on the internal rhymes! MASTERFUL!
NOBODY writes like that anymore!
I have come to the conclusion that the Entertainment Industry is no longer interested in either producing art OR making money, but only in furthering their left wing agenda. They are the “Ministry of propaganda” for the forces that wish to destroy America. Just my Humble opinion.
And Ella Fitzgerald’s version is the best rendition of that song. Beautiful. So very intimate.
I’d be excited if there was an acoustic version of his Requiem
I LOVE Ella! :-)
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