Sunday, April 10, 2005

Newly Discovered Work by Beethoven Performed

And continuing with the theme of recently discovered works by the Masters comes news of this work by Beethoven:

"The rare musical manuscript, in Beethoven’s own hand, dates from 1815, the year of the Battle of Waterloo. Part of a series of tunes commissioned by an Edinburgh publisher, George Thomson, they are now up for auction and expected to sell for about £400,000. Beethoven’s score for Highland Harry - whose chorus Burns picked up "from an old woman in Dunblane" - was described by one expert yesterday as a jaunty piece that used a bass "drone" to give a folksy feel." More Here

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