Mozart's Birthplace

Mozart's Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
Get directions

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
Get directions

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

Latest News

02.08. 2009
Two New Mozart Compositions Discovered

Dr. Ulrich Leisinger, Director of the Research Department of the International Mozarteum Foundation, has identified two pieces, which have been transmitted anonymously, as being almost certainly unknown compositions by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The extensive concerto movement and the prelude are found at the end of the so-called “Nannerl’s Music Book”, which father Leopold had begun to compile in 1759 for his daughter Maria Anna (“Nannerl”) and which was also used for the musical education of Wolfgang. In addition to pieces designed for practicing, the book also contains the first compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Until now, the two piano pieces that survive in the hand of Leopold Mozart were classified as anonymous compositions. They already had been published in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe (“New Mozart Edition”) (NMA) in 1982 within the volume of “Notenbücher” (Music Books) but have not been recognized as compositions by Mozart. The history of these works now has been re-evaluated by Ulrich Leisinger. He used handwriting analysis and analysis of other stylistic criteria, which support the claim that they were actually composed by the young Mozart, who was not yet versed in musical notation, and transcribed by his father as the boy played the works at the keyboard.

The first performance of the works including the new orchestra version by Robert D. Levin will take place during the Mozart Week 2010 (January 22nd – 31st). It has always been one task of the International Mozarteum Foundation to present the results of its scientific work also within the concert programme. The Mozarteum Foundation also plans the release of the complete score and an audio recording including the orchestra version.

 

You can download the following files for private, non commercial aims:

 

→  Complete Press information in English  link
→  Communiqé presse complet en français  link
→  Comunicato stampa complete in italiano link
→  Picture "Seven year old Mozart at the piano" (Daines Barrington, Miscellanies, London 1781) link
Copyright: International Mozarteum Foundation. Use only within news coverage about the newly found Mozart pieces!

 

Piano piece in G (NMA Nr. 50):
– facsimile of the manuscript’s first page link
– Score (U. Leisinger) link, listen and read along (NMA Online) link
– Audiofile (Florian Birsak, Cembalo) link
Concerto movement in G (NMA Nr. 51):
– facsimile of the manuscript’s first page link
– Score (U. Leisinger) link, listen and read along (NMA Online) link
– Audiofile (Florian Birsak, Cembalo) link

 

The orchestra version of the piano concerto movement (reconstructed by Robert D. Levin) is protected by the intellectual property rights and is therefore not available for download.

A complete facsimile of the two piano pieces can be obtained at the museum shops of the ISM or ordered at the online shop of the Mozart Handels- und Versandgesellschaft from 3 August on.


Latest News [»]
Archive [»]