Feb 24, 2018

Upcoming Posts

  • The Death of Chopin's Godson Alexander Steinkeller
  • About Arthur Kaufmann
  • An Unknown Photograph of Franz Grillparzer
  • An Interesting Tenant of Joseph Leitgeb in Altlerchenfeld 
  • A Rediscovered Score by Joseph Lanner 
  • The Will of Carl Ferdinand Pohl 
  • 'In spite of all my misfortune and bad luck in all variations, my life has been rich and wonderful.'  –  New Light on the Life of Paula Wolf Kalmar
  • The Original Will of Natalie Bauer-Lechner
  • An Illegitimate Child of Carl Maria von Weber
  • The Marriage Documents of George Szell
  • A Bit of Bononcini
  • A Donizetti Discovery
  • Unknown Stadler Documents (Part I)
  • A Letter by Giovanni Carestini
  • The Family of Carl Schlechter
  • The Violinist Dobieerczil: a Snapshot of Current Mozart Scholarship
  • Two Seals of Joseph Haydn
  • An Unknown Letter by Aloisia Lange 
  • The Seal of Emanuel Schikaneder
  • An Unknown Letter by Francesco Benucci

This list is not complete. For obvious reasons some topics of research cannot be announced in advance.

Updated: 13 June 2019

Some readers have expressed concern regarding the decrease of the frequency of my posts during the last two years. As I explained in June 2015, my research is very time-consuming and I'm not getting paid for my online-publications. If readers are not willing to support this blog with donations, it will have to be discontinued. I would also like to state that questions and inquiries submitted via e-mail cost time to be answered. And since time is not free, requests can only be answered if they come with a donation.

The current interruption of the blog is caused by work on a major non-musicological research project.

On the occasion of a recent copyright infringement, I have to point out once again that all the digital copies of historical documents on this blog  (unless otherwise indicated) are first publications. The unauthorized use of these files, whose creation is based on a lot of personal work, represents a violation of copyright. While most archival documents are in public domain, their digital copies are not.


  1. Thank you! Those sure sounds interesting. Do you intend to review some of the recent Mozart books, that is publications to books from 2015-2017? It would be interesting in read what you have to say about essays and books such as "Authenticity and Likeness in Mozart Portraiture" by Cliff Eisen, "Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade" by Simon P. Keefe, "Mozart's Music of Friends" by Edward Klorman, "Mozart's Chamber Music with Keyboard" by Martin Harlow and "Pianos for Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven: change and contrast" by Michael Latcham.

  2. My time is too precious to waste it on this kind of publications.