New (old) Mozart Melody Sketch Found!

Exciting news from The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria! “The work, described as the preliminary draft of a musical composition, was found by a library in Nantes in western France as staff were going through its archives…It’s a melody sketch so what’s missing is the harmony and the instrumentation but you can make sense out of it,” he said. “The tune is complete. It’s only one part and not the whole score with eight or twelve parts…The sheet was bequeathed to the library by an autograph collector in the 19th century and was catalogued back then as part of the library’s collection, he said…But it was later “entirely forgotten,” essentially becoming lost to scholars for more than century, and was only rediscovered by the library as it re-catalogued its archives in recent years.”

Via MSNBC

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