A New Piece From Mozart
March 25, 2012 2:48 PM Subscribe
posted by bardophile (32 comments total)
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is well-known for having been a child prodigy. A previously unknown composition of his, dated c. 1767, when he would have been 11 years old, (PDF of score)
had it's premiere
earlier this week.
The short Allegro Molto in C Major
researcher Hildegard Herrmann Schneider in a hand written music book from around 1780.
The 84-bar piece was performed in Salzburg by Florian Birsak (who has performed newly-discovered works of Mozart's before)
on Mozart's own fortepiano(Complete Recording).
Hildegard Herrmann Schneider is also the researcher who attracted attention in 1996 when she "definitively established"
that the true author of the Toy Symphony
was not Joseph or Michael Haydn or Mozart's father Leopold, but actually a Tyrolean Benedictine monk named Father Edmund Angerer.