By Mark O’Neill
Being a classical music fan, I am excited at the thought that there may be the chance of some previously unknown musical works of Mozart being found at a monastery in Poland.
Musicologists there are reviewing various musical scores to determine if they do indeed belong to the genius Austrian composer. Some of the scores have already been dismissed as being “misattributions” (is that a polite word for “fakes”?) but there are nine others that are still being looked at.
I live in the German city of Würzburg which holds an acclaimed annual Mozart music festival in the summer, attended by thousands of international visitors. If indeed lost Mozart works are found in Poland, this will set the festival alight. It’ll be standing room only with no tickets to spare – and I will be stampeding to the front.