A Rare Find
|by Catherine Larson|
For the classical music connoisseur, this week's news is music to the ears. In a library in France, a previously unknown piece of church music written by one Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been discovered. According to MSNBC, the head researcher at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, has confirmed that this single sheet is undoubtedly by the famous composer: "'This is absolutely new,' Leisinger said in a telephone interview. 'We have new music here.'"
Although the harmony is unwritten, the melody line is intact, giving musicians a good idea where Mozart was heading with the unfinished piece.
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