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With around 180,000 visitors from all over the world, the special exhibition on the occasion of Leopold Mozart’s 300th birthday celebrated a record attendance
On the occasion of his 300th birthday, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg dedicated the most extensive exhibition to date on Leopold Mozart’s life and work to Leopold Mozart (1719 – 1787). The special exhibition Leopold Mozart: Musician – Manager – Man in the Mozart Residence from April 5, 2019 to February 9, 2020 attracted around 180,000 visitors from all over the world . For a long time, Leopold stood in the shadow of his son Wolfgang Amadé; it was not until the 1980s that music research began to deal with him more intensively. He lived and worked in Salzburg for 50 years. But who was Leopold Mozart really? The exhibition in Mozart’s home, where the family lived from 1773 onwards and where Leopold Mozart died on 28 May 1787, explored this question, for Leopold Mozart was without doubt one of the most interesting and versatile personalities of his time. The thematically structured show, which dealt with the court musician, manager and networker, pedagogue, composer and the (family) man Leopold Mozart, was made particularly interactive by means of an audio guide and listening stations – with original music by Leopold and a “Mozbook” (a profile designed along the lines of Facebook).