Mozart Week

Mozart Week (Mozartwoche)

Last week in January
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756. Every January since 1956, his birthday has been celebrated by the people of Salzburg, Austria, where he was born, with a music festival devoted entirely to his works. Along with his chamber music and symphonies, Mozart's operas are often given in concert form. The festival also prides itself on presenting many of his lesser known works, which are seldom performed elsewhere.
The principle ensembles for the festival are the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra, under the leadership of both native and guest conductors. The concerts are given in a number of sites associated with Mozart's life, including the Mozarteum Building, St. Peter's Church, the Salzburg Cathedral, and even Mozart's home.
Organizers plan a huge celebration in 2006 for Mozart's 250th birthday anniversary.
International Mozarteum Foundation
Schwartzstrasse 26
Salzburg, A-5020 Austria
43-662-8894-00; fax: 43-662-8894-036
General Secretariat Mozart
Chiemseegasse 6
Salzburg, A-5020 Austria
43-662-8042-2006; fax: 43-662-8042-2861
Salzburg City Tourist Office
Auerspergstrasse 6
Salzburg, A-5020 Austria
43-662-8898-70; fax: 43-662-8898-732
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 22
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The most famous is the Mozart Week each January that honors the composer's birthday and kicks off the Salzburg music calendar.
A unique co-production with the Salzburg Mozarteum, presented first in January as part of the annual Mozart Week, Lucio Silla, turned out to be a revelation to those on both sides of the footlights, triumphing over its implausible Giovanni de Gamerra libretto with a score of astonishing maturity.
Mozart Week, from January 20 through February 5, 2006, in Salzburg; and
Then, at the end of January, comes Mozart Week to celebrate the composer's birthday - he arrived in 1756 - although they do seem to celebrate him all year round.
The Mozart Week, taking place every year in January in honor of the composer's January 27, 1756 birthday, is the first highlight in the Salzburg music calendar.