"BERLIN – A previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach has turned up
in a crate of 18th-century birthday cards removed from a German library shortly
before it was devastated by fire last year, researchers said
composed for a German duke’s birthday, is the first new music from the renowned
composer to surface in 30 years.
composition, dated October 1713, in May in the eastern city of Weimar. The
Leipzig-based foundation said there was no doubt about the authenticity of the
handwritten, two-page score…
to mark the first anniversary of the fire from which it had such a narrow
Restoration costs are estimated at between $61-$73 million.