January 12, 2006
Mozart's Manuscripts Re-united at the British Library
The BBC World Service program "The World" carried a fascinating program today about two halves of a manuscript by Mozart that have recently been re-united at the British Library. After his death, Mozart's wife Constanza sold the two halves separately. The upper half has been in the British Library since 1953, but the lower half was only recently acquired. Listen to the radio program here. It contains excerpts from Mozart's piece, written when he was 17.
You can also go to the British Library site and see "Mozart's Musical Diary," a part of their innovative "Turning the Pages" collection. It provides a fascinating view of the diary - you can turn the pages or look at them with a magnifying glass. You can also hear 75 musical excerpts from Mozart's work. I wrote about some other books in this collection (such as the Lindisfarne Gospels) after my trip to the UK last summer. See my blog post from June 24, 2005. (Note: You will need to scroll down to the June 24 entry.)
Posted by hgroteva at January 12, 2006 11:42 PM | Music - of all kinds