#kleinePauseMozart: the daily Mozart moment from the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg. With interesting facts, background information and live events from the world of Mozart for your home.

With #kleinePauseMozart, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg reports daily at 11 a.m. from the diverse Mozartian cosmos. Since the two Mozart museums and Salzburg’s concert halls, the Great Hall and the Vienna Hall, are closed until further notice due to the Corona crisis, the Mozarteum Foundation is now increasingly carrying its content digitally to the outside world. In this way, the fascination for Mozart can provide a little distraction during this time. In keeping with its mission to open up access to Mozart’s music, his life and his personality to all people and generations, #kleinePauseMozart offers daily reports, background and information.

Mozart digital

On the mozarteum.at website and on Facebook, for example, the Mozart museums invite visitors to digital explorations. Mozart’s birthplace can soon be explored in virtual walks, and those who did not make it to the successful special exhibition on Leopold Mozart’s 300th birthday last year can make up for it online.

Andreas Fladvad-Geier liest aus Briefen der Familie Mozart

Talks with the experts of the Mozarteum Foundation are planned, with in-depth explanations of the rich treasure from Mozart’s legacy. Readings from letters written by the Mozart family will bring the era to life. And eleven-year-old Leonard Burkali has composed his own hand-washing canon with the unmistakable request, “Wosch da d’ Händ!”

Mozart in your own four walls

In addition to reports on the international activities of the Mozarteum Foundation and interviews with artists, such as the Dialoge and Mozartwoche festivals, streamings with short concerts by musicians from the living room, such as violinist Benjamin Schmid with his wife, pianist Ariane Haering, or multipercussionist Christoph Sietzen, complement the concept.

With this series, the Mozarteum Foundation would like to make its contribution to continuing contact and exchange with Mozart friends from all over the world. “Use your keyboard and bring a little Mozart into your four walls!

In addition to the online activities mentioned above, the Digital Mozart Edition of the Mozarteum Foundation is of course also available. The DME presents musical works in new digital formats (DIME – the new Digital-interactive Mozart Edition). It is dedicated to the edition of letters and documents. The libretti and texts of Mozart’s vocal works are also accessible here.

Travel through Mozart’s world with a few clicks.

The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg holds about half of all currently known letters and records of the Mozart family. It thus owns the largest such collection in the world. The majority of the 700 or so documents are handwritten by Wolfgang Amadé and his father Leopold. In addition, there are numerous letters from Constanze Mozart and from Mozart’s two sons, Carl Thomas and Franz Xaver Wolfgang. These precious historical letters and documents have been digitized using state-of-the-art technology and placed online.

Stiftung Mozarteum

Published 26. June 2021Updated 29. April 2023