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Mozart's diary
January 12, 2006 1:36 AM   Subscribe

Mozart's musical diary - kept between 1784 and 1791 - goes online today courtesy of the British Library. There is a helpful audio commentary if you can't decipher his handwriting, plus excerpts from some of his music. The same site also has works by artists and authors such as Jane Austen, Leonardo da Vinci and Lewis Carroll.
posted by greycap (5 comments total)

 
Terrific link, very cool. It's always fun to look into the creative process--especially when it's all nifty and multimedia like this.

(I just hope we don't get too much of the Mozart-gasm that will go on all year, 2006 being his 250th birthday and all.)

(FWIW: on casual listening, I noticed a couple of small errors in the midi performances of the manuscripts--misreading of shorthand. Not to be snarky, but, well, you know...)
posted by LooseFilter at 3:15 AM on January 12, 2006


Yes, yes, very cool!!
posted by lee at 7:35 AM on January 12, 2006


I heard this on the news this morning, very cool. Two brand new never heard before pieces are being made available today!
posted by fenriq at 10:03 AM on January 12, 2006


Wow, this is great. Thanks!
posted by rhapsodie at 11:42 AM on January 12, 2006


Too cool! Anybody know where we can we hear the new pieces?
posted by sacrilicious at 12:18 PM on January 12, 2006


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