Lost Mozart score found in France

By | September 18, 2008

A previously unknown piece of music by Mozart has been discovered at a library in western France. Ulrich Leisinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Austria, said the single sheet of music was “really important”. “His handwriting is absolutely clearly identifiable,” he added. “There’s no doubt that this is an original piece handwritten by Mozart.” The sheet was found among the archives by staff at a library in Nantes.  Mr Leisinger said the municipal Mediatheque library contacted his foundation to ask for help authenticating the work. The score was written on a sheet of paper just 10cm in size. It appears to be a “Credo in D major”. There is a second piece which looked like a “first draft, in parts illegible,” said a library official. It was part of the collection of Pierre-Antoine Laboucheroe, a 19th-century collector who donated his legacy to the city. The score was catalogued as part of the library’s collection, but was later “entirely forgotten” about. – bbc

Does anyone have a larger copy of the photo so we can read it and hear it?

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