There is a great tradition of releasing music posthumously. Elvis. Tupac. Bowie. And now Mozart. When you are history’s greatest composer, you can continue to give the world music long after you’re dead. A long-lost score by Mozart has been discovered in Prague. It is a joint composition with Mozart’s great rival, Antonio Salieri. The work — music to accompany a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte — is considered of major importance to scholars.
Found tucked away in a corner of the Czech national museum, the discovery will hopefully put an end to the apocryphal story that Salieri was murderously jealous of the young genius, and may have even poisoned him in 1791 — a lie that most people believe because of the movie Amadeus.