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Saturday, March 16th, 2013 Mozart pictures- pictures of Mozart

Mozart Residence

“A portrait between imagination and reality”- that is the title of the special exhibition that takes currently place in the Mozart Residence.

As the title already reveals- the exhibition takes interest in the artistic portrayal of W.A. Mozart. His face is displayed on many items: posters, books, compact disks and souvenirs.  But how authentic are the pictures of Mozart? As paintings in the exhibition “Mozart pictures- pictures of Mozart” show, the paintings of Mozart after his death differ to the paintings before his death. Therefore the image we know of him was a construction after his death.

The exhibition exists of 80 exhibits, from the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundations as well as private items on loan from all over Europe.

You can visit the exhibition in the Mozart Residence until April 14th!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 Mozartweek 2013

From January 24th until February 3rd the Mozart festival takes places.

This popular music-festival is interpreting mostly music from the famous Salzburg composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Several known orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (George Prêtre), the Camerata Salzburg (Louis Langrée), the Emerson String Quartet, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble (Marc Minkowski) as well as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Sir Simon Rattles) are going to play the music of W.A. Mozart.

Therefore the Mozart festival is the only festival at present that engages with the music of Mozart that much. This year one piece really stands out: the interpretation of Mozarts Drama per musica Lucio silla by Marc Minkowski. As every year, there also will be shows in the historic buildings that Mozart used to live at.  

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 Experience the world of W.A. Mozart

The music of W.A. Mozart still impresses many people. This also explains why the Mozart Museum in the original birthplace is one of the most frequented museums in the whole world.

On three floors, the visitors learns about Mozart, his life, his music, his family but also about customs, for example concerning travel, of the 18th century.

Special curiosities are the violin Mozart used as a child, historic models of opera stage settings as well as many original documents and portraits from the Mozart family.

For those who cannot get enough Mozarts residence awaits in walking distance. There you can learn more about the women in the Mozart family, visit changing exhibitions or admire the historic piano from Mozart.

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Festival Mozartweek

Since 1956 the Mozartweek takes place in Salzburg.

This year is no exception, so the music and works of the popular Salzburg composer W.A. Mozart is played and newly interpreted during the festival from January 27 until February 5.

A big variety of his operas, chamber music, orchestra and soloistic works are played, as well as his original music instruments.

Also historic music sheets of some of the played works are displayed.

Special highlight this year is the world premiere of the project of Sasha Waltz, a choreographer as well as the concerts of the Minguet quartett.

Friday, May 13th, 2011 Musical insiders’ tip

A musical insiders’ tip is the organ recital

of the Mozarteum Foundation.

 

Every Thuesday on midday, there is a free organ recital (duration half an hour) in the big hall of the Mozarteum Foundation in the city center. After this musical enjoyment there is the possibility to visit the “Zauberflötenhäuschen”, a small cabin where W. A. Mozart composed parts of his well-known Magic Flute.


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