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A Musical Discovery.

An interesfelmr discovery has been made in Manchester. While looking over some old manuscript music in the shop of Mr Cornish, the bookseller, Dr. Henry Watson came upon several manuscript copses of works by Mozart, which further examination convinced hijn to be foi» the most part in tke composer's own handwriting. Among the manuscripts found are two concertos written by Mozart when a child, and several numbers from the opera of " Mithridate," composed at Milan in 1770. Thp latter manuscript is without doubl in Mozart's own handwriting, The copies are in capital preservation, and the notation is clear and good. The discovery (says the Manchester "Guarcjian") was a mere accident, the existence of such treasure in the musty pile of apparently worthiest 1.

musical litter being unsuspected. Yet it was from the same collection that the original score of the " Messiah," now in Buckingham Palace, was brought to light about 20 years ago. It is conjectured that the scores may have been brought over from Italy by a Miss Harford, who was studying composition in Florence and Milan in 1816, for MS. exercises by this lady, with date and locality marked, were found in close proximity to the scores.

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A Musical Discovery., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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A Musical Discovery. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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