Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mozart lost and found

The Guardian's obituary of Evelyn Barbirolli, the English oboist and widow of the conductor John Barbirolli, notes: "In 1948 she gave the first performance of the newly discovered Mozart Oboe Concerto at the Mozarteum in Salzburg." A little reminder of how many now-standard classical works were unknown not so long ago.

The obituary, by The Guardian's June Emerson:,,2248512,00.html