Friday, September 12, 2014


I want to share some news that sets my little musicologist heart aflutter.  The library where I'm affiliated to do research, the Országos Széchényi Könyvtár, has an important event coming up on September 26.  Dr. Balázs Mikusi, the head of the music collection, discovered a Mozart autograph in the library! The event will include the music on display and a performance. The piece is Mozart's Piano Sonata in A Major K.331.

You can read more about it here:

You can watch the tv interview here (enjoy the Hungarian!):

Here is a recording!

I love how the article says "The new source provides the opportunity to revise all existing editions of Mozart’s sonata with respect to performance markings, a few rhythmic patterns and even certain notes." If this isn't the musicologist/librarian dream, I don't know what is. :)

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