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Celebrating Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Since 1870 the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has devoted lifetimes to the preservance of the great composer’s heritage. By organising concerts, maintaining museums and supporting academic research the foundation has been able to successfully bridge past and present. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS
In 2016, the Mozarteum Foundation commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the reconstruction of Mozart’s family residence in Salzburg. After much support from a Japanese sponsor and numerous individual donors, the house in which the Mozart family lived for 17 years was rebuilt and finished in January 1996. Next to a museum with various original documents and instruments, the Mozart Residence currently also accommodates the largest audio and visual collection concerning the composer. “The fascination with Mozart is not only the unimaginable charm and depth of his music, but also the timeliness of it,“ explains Mozarteum Foundation’s general
manager Tobias Debuch. For the Foundation this ongoing allure helps the junction of traditional and contemporary culture, which is ubiquitous in all of its initiatives. With regard to the many events that the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation leads, the Mozart Week 2017 is one to put on the calendar. From the 26 January onwards visitors can experience a diverse program with many highlights, amongst others a choreography of Bartabas and his Académie Équestre de Versailles. Lead by Mozart’s Requiem the equestrians and their horses will perform in the classic Felsenreitschule, a Salzburgian location perfectly fit to provide the background for an unforgettable musical evening.
Top: The entrance of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. – Copyright: Fritz von Schulenburg Bottom: Front of Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. – Copyright: Christian Schneider
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