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PHUKET (News Wires): A previously unknown musical piece by Mozart was discovered inside an eighteenth century music book in Austria, local media reported on Saturday.
The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg reported that the piano piece was discovered in a music book from 1780 in the western state of Tyrol, according to the Austrian Independent newspaper.
University lecturer Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider, from the institute for Tyrolean music research at Innsbruck University, discovered the handwritten piece while gathering pieces for the international organization “Répertoire International des Sources Musicales,” which catalogs music sources around the world.
Experts and the ‘Stiftung Mozarteum’ have confirmed that the piece was written by a young Mozart and the work will be presented on March 23 in the “Tanzmeistersaal” in the house of Mozart in Salzburg.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and is known around the world as one of the most prolific musical composers of the Classical era. As one of the most important figures in music history, he was also known to have influenced Ludwig van Beethoven and many others.
— Phuket Gazette Editors
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