Unknown Bach aria found in German library.....
Posted on: 06-10-2005 00:27.
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It was believed to be the first new Bach work to surface in 30 years.
Researcher Michael Maul found the aria, dated October 1713, in May in the eastern city of Weimar, the Bach Archiv foundation said on its Web site.
There was no doubt about the authenticity of the handwritten, two-page score, the Leipzig-based foundation said.
Maul said it was the first Bach work to come to light since 1975, when a copy of the "Goldberg Variations" in a private collection was found to contain extra canons for piano in the composer's own handwriting.
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