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

The Beginnings of the Mozart Cult in Salzburg:
the ‘Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum’, 
1841 – 1880

Special Exhibition in the Mozart Residence


“Music is in indeed in a very sad state of decay in this, the very birthplace of the most enchanting composer that ever existed”, wrote the Mozart admirer from England Vincent Novello in his diary when he visited Salzburg in 1829.  In 1841 the ‘Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum’ was founded so as to restore the status of music in the city. All the institutions in Salzburg that use the word Mozarteum in their name – the Mozarteum Foundation, the Mozarteum University and the Mozarteum Orchestra – originated in the association.

Of particular importance for the rising Mozart cult was the fact that Mozart’s widow Constanze, who was still living in Salzburg, as well as his two sons Franz Xaver Wolfgang and Carl Thomas, wholeheartedly supported the association.  Donations and legacies from the family – paintings, musical instruments, letters and autograph manuscripts – now form the basis of the internationally outstanding collections in the Mozart museums and the Bibliotheca Mozartiana (Mozart Library) of the Mozarteum Foundation.

The exhibition explores the history of the association from its founding in 1841 to the year 1880 when it was separated into the Cathedral Music Association and the International Mozarteum Foundation which still exists today.  The association organized various activities which had a major impact on the musical life of the Mozart city and still are, and thus laid the foundation for Salzburg’s worldwide reputation as a cultural city.

On display are many historical books and sheet music, manuscripts, portraits and drawings, including a sketch drawing by Ludwig Schwanthaler for the Mozart statue, here shown in public for the first time. 

Special Exhibition: 
The Beginnings of the Mozart Cult in Salzburg

Opening Hours

Daily:  9 am – 5.30 pm 

(last entry 5 pm)
July / Augst:
 until 8.30 pm
(last entry 7.00 pm)

(last entry 5 pm)

July / Augst: until 8.30 pm

(last entry 7.00 pm)

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