The Lost Composition

Apr 4, 2013

Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Joseph Lange
Credit Wikimedia Commons

An unknown composition by Mozart was recently found in a library in western France.  It had been catalogued in the nineteenth century, and then simply forgotten. 

Authenticated by the International Mozarteum Foundation in Austria, it is a single-sheet  handwritten melody for a section of a Mass, a Credo in D Major, and would sell today for about $100,000.