Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Beethoven work identified

A University Of Manchester professor has said that notes in a sketchbook that belonged to Ludwig van Beethoven represent a previously unknown piece of work by the composer. It's previously been thought that the notes related to a known Beethoven piece, but Professor Barry Cooper says that the score actually represents an adaptation by the composer of an existing hymn, the Gregorian chant 'Pange Lingua'. Cooper recognised the basic tune that Beethoven had reworked
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