How Many Mozart Pieces?

I started reading about the two new Mozart pieces that were discovered last week. They are currently in the possession of The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, and set to be performed on Mozart’s own fortepiano at the family’s old Salzburg residence in a press conference on August 2.

Then I found this:

In 2006, a year filled with celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Austria’s favourite son, another piano score extremely likely to be the work of young Wolfgang Amadeus was discovered in Salzburg.

In May of last year, experts also identified three mystery musical scores discovered at Poland’s historic Jasna Gora Roman Catholic monastery in southern Poland, as possible Mozart creations.

And this from September 2008:

A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart, a researcher said Thursday. The 18th century melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as an important find.Ulrich Leisinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Austria, said there is no doubt that the single sheet was written by the composer.

Forget looking for another copy of the Declaration of Independence. It just might be easier to find another Mozart original!

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