Monday, June 6, 2011

Sony Records 'Discovered Handel Opera'

""Germanico del sig. Hendl." Since 1929 the catalog of the Conservatorio Cherubini in Florence (section "Opere teatrali", p. 143) has listed a Handel title --"Germanico"-- not mentioned in any other sources. In autumn 2009 Handel scholars* in both Europe and the U.S. got word that a Bond Street jeweler was circulating a copy of the manuscript in London, attempting to confirm its authenticity. On behalf of whom, we wondered? That mystery was partially solved when, on 18 May, Sony Classical announced on its website that an important press conference would be held on June 6, 11:30 am, at La Scala’s gift shop in Milan."

For the full story, please see Musical America.

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