He also claimed to have received a fragment of a composition of Albinoni from the hands of the Staatsbibliothek Dreseden from which he created an arrangement known as (1949) the famous Adagio in G minor. He stated that the fragment contained only the bass line which served him as starting point for his arrangement. Yet, the compositions, not only the arrangements copyright note referring to his own name and the fact that this fragment has never occurred in public suggest that this is indeed a genious way to distributate but not an original from Albinoni.
So, one of my favorite all-time jams is a 20th century fraud? Color me shocked. Is there anywhere I can hear the “original” music that formed the germ of this? I can’t find it.