Maggini-Stiftung

A remarkable discovery at Lake Thun: New images of the MOZART child prodigies?

    Langenthal (ots) - In a hotel by the side of Lake Thun the Maggini-Foundation, of Langenthal in Switzerland, has discovered two previously unknown Mozart pictures - a rare double miniature painted on ivory.

    Wolfgang is portrayed on one side, seated, and his sister Nannerl (Marianna) on the other.

    The two children were both painted in water-colour (Guoache) by the same unknown but highly accomplished artist c. 1768.

    The paintings have been examined by experts in the fields of art, music, history and science to confirm their authenticity.

    This discovery brings new images of the child prodigies into the public view in time for the 250th anniversary celebrations of MOZART's birth on the 27th January 2006.

    There will be an International Media Conference on:

    9th December 2005 at 11.00 am in     The MARRIOTT Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland     In the Great Ballroom, 'MOZART'     E-Mail:    marriott.zurich@marriotthotels.com     Internet: www.marriotthotels.com/zrhdt

The following experts will be present at the conference:

    - Prof. Dr. Rudolph Angermüller     Former secretary-general of the International Foundation Mozarteum     Salzburg, Austria

    - Prof. Dr. Manfred Hermann SCHMID     Director Music-Scientifical Institute University of Tübingen,     Germany

    - Dr. Robert KEIL     Art-scientist, Vienna

    - Mister Harald STREBEL     Vicepresident of the Mozart-Society Zurich, Switzerland

    - Prof. Luzius Emanuel WERNLY     President of the MAGGINI FOUNDATION, Langenthal, Switzerland     maggini@gmx.ch; www.maggini-stiftung.ch

    The media representatives will have the opportunity to ask questions.

    The AMATI Quartetto will play the Lodi string-quartetto KV80 wich was composed by Mozart when he was 15 years old.

    In 2006 the paintings will be exhibited in Vienna, London and New York.

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Contact:
Monsieur Luzius Emanuel Wernly, président
Maggini-Stiftung
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4901 Langenthal
Tél: +41/62/919'60'30
Fax: +41/62/919'60'39
E-Mail:    maggini@gmx.ch
Internet: www.maggini-stiftung.ch



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