18th Century

eBooks: 1998 – The Electronic Beowulf Project

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The British Library began offering digitized versions of its treasures, for example Beowulf, the earliest known narrative poem in English and one of the most famous works of Anglo-Saxon poetry. The British Library holds the only known manuscript of Beowulf, dated circa 1000. The poem itself is much older than the manuscript  — some historians […]

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New Mozart Work Premiere

A recently discovered 18th-Century keyboard work believed to be one of the earliest by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been performed in Austria. The piece – about two minutes long – was played by Florian Birsak on a harpsichord in the Salzburg Residenz. The discovery came in the 250th anniversary year of Mozart’s birth, which was […]

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