Mozart's Birthplace

Mozart's Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-84 43 13
Fax: +43-662-84 06 93
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
(last entry 6.30 pm)

Mozart Residence

Mozart Residence

Makartplatz 8
A-5020 Salzburg
Get directions

Tel.: +43-662-874227-40
Fax: +43-662-87 42 27 83
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8 pm
(last entry 7.30 pm)

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation


Schwarzstr. 26, A-5020 Salzburg
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Great Hall & Viennese Hall

Mag. Reinhard Haring
Rentals, Disposition
Tel. +43 (0) 662 889 40 22
E-Mail: haring@mozarteum.at

Bibliotheca Mozartiana

Dr. Armin Brinzing
Bibliotheca Mozartiana (Director)
Tel: +43 (0) 662 889 40 13
Fax: +43 (0) 662 889 40 50
E-Mail: brinzing@mozarteum.at

VOICES OF MEMBERS AND PATRONS ABOUT THE MOZARTEUM

Fred J. Scholder
Patron (USA)

My wife Evy and I became aware of Mozart Woche about 20 years ago when we attended the August Salzburg Festival. As frequent Goldener Hirsch guests, we returned the following January for our first Mozart week.

Upon entering the Great Hall, we immediately felt that we were in a very special place with such historical significance.

At a Residence Reception, we met Jack and Peggy McDowell.  They invited us the following evening to their annual dinner Soiree at the upstairs room in the Mozarteum. This was a magical evening for us. We were all entertained by the Vienna Philharmonic's principal string players, followed by the Salzburg Marionettes performing to the music of the Magic Flute. At the same time, we could see the snow flakes falling outside the windows.

We have returned every year since….Sadly, my beautiful wife of 56 years passed away in December, 2013.

At this time, I am planning a return visit to the Goldener Hirsch with my daughter for Mozart Woche 2015

Congratulations on your 100th year !!!

 

João de Oliveira Cachado
Member (Portugal)

This will sound a little bit cliché but, as a matter of fact, my earliest memory of the Salzburg Mozarteum puts it on the platform of the most sacred temples. The first time I went there for a concert, decades ago, it seemed I had always belonged to the place. For me it was the confirmation of what I had been told since childhood, i.e., the magic shelter of Music, where all your steps on the ground go in search of beauty and peace, a compensation gift for the difficult hours. 

At least twice a year, during Mozartwoche and Osterfestspiel, I used to pay a working visit, up to her retirement, to my dear friend Geneviève Geffray at the Bibliotheca Mozartiana, her kingdom of the most afectionate service to the Mozart treasures. I keep going, without any interruption, year after year. Until I can. Though I live in Sintra, Portugal, three thousand kilometers far from Salzburg, I can’t imagine missing the Mozarteum and the possibility of sharing Mozart works where they are so particularly celebrated by the best among the best. 

I know other European, quite famous and impressive music halls. However, none is scarcely near the characteristics and conditions offered by the hundred year old Mozarteum Art Nouveau Grosse Saal, where everything is so adequate to enjoy the great Music. And In the Wiener Saal, the cosy and intimate place for chamber music, quite close to those wonderful artists we so much love admire, and the space for unforgetable lectures, for all kind of meetings and tributes.

For me, Mozarteum walls are as sacred as the ones of Sarastro’s temple. For over 100 years they have enabled  flourishing of the best man can accomplish, as a demand of Mozart himsel, who wrote “I would like to have everything that is good, genuine and beautiful!”, today’s famous néon words in its façade. Thus, in this wonderful building, let us be wortthy of such an heritage.

 

Bente Bevilacqua
Member (Italy)

My first or earliest memory of the Mozarteum on Schwarzstrasse:

As I can remember, it was in 1996/97 that I had the opportunity to visit the library and part of the building.

What impressed me or touched me the most about this building, the Great hall or the Viennese Hall:

Of course the Great Hall – every year, during the Mozartwoche, I can’t avoid to listen music in this gold and white world!

Anything else I would like to say about this unique place of music and Mozart-commemoration:

The Mozarteum was built in the 1914 in the beginning of the First War but music is peace: Mozarteum means hope in the human being.

 

Bianca Fernanda-Jacomelli
Member (USA)

I can’t really remember the first time I was in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum, but I can remember the great beauty and the emotional felt at being in, for me, the most beautiful concert hall I have ever been in. Not only its architectural beauty but the sense of intimacy and warmth I felt. The ideal venue for really feeling the emotion that music gives to the spirit. By now for me it is like another home since many of the persons that go to the concerts there are the same most of the time so me see each other year after year and feeling the sound of music they start to feel like friends.

I had a great experience once after a concert by the Wiener Philharmoniker (the only one I have ever seen and heard them at the Mozarteum) conducted by maestro Muti and playing Brahms. Ces my husband and I were leaving some musicians were standing by and I went to congratulate them and tell them my admiration for their orchestra. One of these gentlemen, a awesome player, asked me if I had been at the Mozarteum before and if I liked concerts there. Well, what could I answer him? Yes, of course. He answered that it had been a first for them and they were enchanted by the great acoustics and beautiful sounds that they had been able to accomplish as an orchestra. He said that they were going to ask to play here more often. It hasn’t happened, I suspect because it is too small to pay for them! But, you know, asking poor me for an opinion was something I can’t forget.

Other beautiful experiences were the encounter when Sir Norrington was the conductor of the Camerata. During the day concerts he went against the Fire Department to have the curtains of the windows down so as to allow the sun to come in!

The other beautiful experience was an afternoon at the Wiener Saal. Bach, Mozart and the snow falling and making the trees outside the window white.

Could you ask for more!