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June 9, 2005 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Recently discovered: works by Bach and Munch.
posted by Specklet (11 comments total)
Where's the Midi file of it?
posted by inksyndicate at 1:20 PM on June 9, 2005

That Munch is pretty fugly
posted by Outlawyr at 1:33 PM on June 9, 2005

I'm disappointed. I thought you meant Robert.

Spelling noted.
posted by mrmcsurly at 1:38 PM on June 9, 2005

This is great news. Now if we could just find Scream and Madonna.
posted by caddis at 1:42 PM on June 9, 2005

Munch fugly? A matter of opinion, of course. I was overwhelmed by my visit to the Munch museum in Oslo thirty years ago. Sure, his work isn't "pretty," but there are a lot of elements of his art - aside from the obvious psychosexual ones - that make him one of the great innovators of modern art.
posted by kozad at 3:04 PM on June 9, 2005

I disagree too on the "fugly" count: Munch's work has never seemed to me to be about being pretty. I enjoy his work because it's compelling and disturbing and oddly graceful. I just saw this painting at the MoMA and it blew me away—not because it was pretty like this or like a sun-dappled landscape, but because it was mysterious and expressive and powerful. The new find seems like an interesting addition.

posted by cacahuete at 5:23 PM on June 9, 2005

And Duerer (Durer)...

I suspect this link won't be good long...anyway, click on the image and you'll get a decent-sized picture of it.

I read about the Bach thing this morning, and it really made my day (well, for a half hour anyway...) -- every time something that's been lost for that long comes to light, it reminds you that there's still hope for more: second book of Aristotle's Poetics, say (maybe there'll be a fragment in those Oxyrynchus papyrii)...
posted by uosuaq at 6:14 PM on June 9, 2005

Oh, and part of the Bach article I read:

Maul said the foundation would exhibit the score once copyright issues have been cleared up.
posted by uosuaq at 6:15 PM on June 9, 2005

It was believed to be the first new Bach work to surface in 30 years.
I guess they're not considering P.D.Q. Bach's works...ah well.
posted by thebestsophist at 10:21 PM on June 9, 2005

Restorers happened to discover the second canvas beneath 'The Dead Mother' canvas.

This is sort of amusing me, because I'm imagining Munch painting this, and then saying "oh, god - this sucks! I hate it!" and hiding it away where nobody would ever find it.

But I am curious. I wonder how it got to be there?
posted by taz at 12:49 AM on June 10, 2005

Where's the Midi file of it?

Seriously, I wonder where and when we'll be able to hear the Bach piece performed.
posted by alumshubby at 6:55 AM on June 10, 2005

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