June 08, 2005

Soprano, eh? Only if I pull my underwear up real tight

Exciting news from Germany:

Experts have discovered a previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach in a German library.

It's been authenticated, and his last unknown vocal work was discovered in 1935. That piece was only a fragment, this is a complete work, and it's dated!

The find is a well-rounded composition - not a major work, but a casual piece of superior quality.

Bach composed the work for a soprano, to be accompanied by strings or a harpsichord, to mark the 52nd birthday of the duke of Saxony-Weimar, for whom he worked as a court organist.

An award-winning conductor is preparing to record it, and the score will be published in the fall.

Thanks to Transterrestrial Musings for pointing this out.

Posted by Ted at June 8, 2005 08:19 PM
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That is very cool. Thanks for sharing that piece of information. Makes you wonder what else is mouldering away in attics and basements, no?

Posted by: RP at June 9, 2005 10:00 AM
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