Mozart Outsells Wretched Pop Musicians in 2016

mozart3Finally, a reason to have hope for humanity.  For a few seconds.

The top-selling music artists [sic!] of 2016 is [sic!] not who you’d expect. If you looked at the most popular songs today, it’s not Drake. He’s runner-up.  DRAKE: (Singing) You used to call me on my cell phone late night when you need my love – call me on my cell phone…  CORNISH: And it’s not Adele. She’s won 10 Grammys.  ADELE: (Singing) Hello from the other side.  ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: It is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Some people have sense.  More than you would think, apparently.

God Has Shown Us His Love Today: A Long Lost Mozart Score Has been Discovered

The Independent reports

The collaborative effort, a libretto, between Antonio Salieri and Mozart was found tucked away in the reserve collection of the Czech national museum, according to The Local.  “It’s a joint composition by Mozart and Salieri, a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte put to music,” Sarka Dockalova, the museum’s spokeswoman, told AFP.  Salieri, a key figure in the development of late 18th-century opera, was described by Mozart in various letters as a “favourite” Italian composer of the Emperor of the time, Joseph II, and his rival in musical terms.  “It’s a really valuable work […] long thought to have been lost,” said Ms Dockalova.

Oh boy!