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Mozart Foundation discovers two new compositions

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-23

The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg has discovered that two previously unknown pieces held by the organisation for a long time were actually written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The works are to be performed on August 2.

AFP - The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg announced Thursday that it had discovered two previously unknown compositions written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

"The Department of Research at the International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg has identified two works, which have long been in the possession of the Foundation, as compositions of the young Wolfgang Amadé Mozart," the foundation said in a statement, without giving any more details.

The two pieces are to be performed on August 2 at a press presentation.

The Mozarteum foundation aims to preserve the heritage and works left by the young prodigy, conducting research as well as organising concerts.

Mozart, born in Salzburg in 1756, began composing at the age of five and went on to produce some of the most famous concertos, symphonies and operas of his time, until his death in 1791.

Date created : 2009-07-23

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