Two new Mozart works discovered

Two new works for piano, which are believed to have been composed by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, have been discovered by the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg.

The pieces are to be performed on Mozart's original piano on 2nd August 2009 by Florian Birsak.

Child prodigy Mozart began composing at the age of 5 and wrote over 600 pieces of music before his untimely death in 1791. His compositions spanned all genres, including symphonies, chamber music and choral works.

This recent finding follows the discovery of a work in a French library which was authenticated as Mozart in September 2008. In January 2009 it was first publicly played by violinist Daniel Cuiller to a small audience in Nantes, France.


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