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Mozart and Salieri ‘lost’ piece played for first time since being rediscovered | Music | Culture | The Independent

A piece of music by Mozart and Antonio Salieri considered lost for more than 200 years has been performed for the first time in Prague since it was rediscovered.

The four-minute cantata was performed on a harpsichord for an audience on Tuesday. It was found in the archives of the Czech Museum of Music in November 2015.

It was found by Timo Jouko Herrmann, a German musicologist and composer, who recognised the name of the piece while browsing the museum’s online catalogues.

The score was written in a collaboration between Mozart and Salieri, usually considered his rival, and an unknown composer, Cornetti.

Rumours Salieri poisoned the Austrian composer out of jealousy were popularised by several plays and the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, but have long been discounted by historians.

Source: Mozart and Salieri ‘lost’ piece played for first time since being rediscovered | Music | Culture | The Independent

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