Notes On Music
12:22 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

The Lost Composition

Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Joseph Lange
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.

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