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
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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

Latest News

22.07. 2015
After more than 200 years one of Mozart’s autograph manuscripts returns to Salzburg

Thanks to the generous support of a private donator the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has been able to acquire an extensive autograph manuscript by Mozart.  The copy of a work by Eugenio di Ligniville by Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart was owned privately until now. During the festival season the original autograph will be on display in the Mozart Residence.

Towards the end of 1799 the André music publishing house purchased Mozart’s musical estate.  The small-scale manuscript (17 x 22 cm) with 12 pages containing writing and music is the copy of a work by Eugenio di Ligniville (1727-1788) made by Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart; it passed into private ownership at the end of the 1920s. The item was auctioned on 28 May 2015 at Sotheby’s in London, and thanks to the generous support of a private donator was bought by the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation for £167,000 (€ 237,000).

The original manuscript, which can now be presented to the public for the first time, offers valuable insights concerning the musical studies of the Mozart Family. Wolfgang Amadé Mozart wrote down the music, Leopold entered the text, albeit incomplete.  As a study manuscript the work originally had neither a title nor any indication of the author; the words Stabat mater on the first page of music were not added until the 19th century.

It was long assumed that the manuscript was created as early as 1770 during the first journey to Italy, but analyses of the paper and handwriting show that it was not created until 1773 in Salzburg.

Preparations are in progress to issue an annotated facsimile edition of the autograph.  

 


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