Digital Mozart-Edition

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Knowledge about the life and works of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart is constantly growing. For decades, the International Mozarteum Foundation has been systematically collecting and evaluating information on musical sources and historical documents. The Digital Mozart Edition, a long-term research and editing project of the International Mozarteum Foundation and the Packard Humanities Institute, Los Altos (California), serves to make this treasure trove of knowledge accessible to all Mozart fans and enthusiasts.

Mozart Œuvre

What do we know? What can you find? Mozart Œuvre is a digital Mozart portal that provides comprehensive and concise information about Mozart’s musical works. Mozart Œuvre is designed as a meta-search engine that offers information on all digital editions and services of the Digital Mozart Edition, the Mozart Audio-Visual Collection, and the Bibliotheca Mozartiana. A single mouse click provides access to the music, sources, documents, literature, and many other relevant data.


DME::Music is the gateway to Mozart’s musical œuvre. The manifold functions and possibilities that come with a digital music edition open up new experiences in dealing with music editions for all users, music lovers, scholars, and not least practical musicians. The reference text is the well-established text of the New Mozart Edition, which has been accessible online as the NMA since 2005. New digitized and user-oriented editions (DIME) are continuously being developed. All music editions are linked to the rich holdings of the Mozart Audio-Visual Collection (MTFS).

DME::Letters & Documents

The correspondence of the Mozart family is a treasure among the cultural heritage of the world. Not only do the letters provide insights into the everyday life of the family of musicians, but the collection is at the same time a valuable source for the history of music in Europe in the 18th century. In addition to the collection of original letters, the International Mozarteum Foundation holds numerous handwritten documents from the 18th and 19th centuries.

DME::Librettos & Texts

The textual sources of Mozart’s operas and other vocal works are a challenging task for Mozart research. Based on various text and music sources, the online edition of the librettos offers a synoptic overview of different text versions, both in historical orthography and in modern style. Important book publications from Mozart’s circle, such as the Mozart biography by Georg Nikolaus Nissen (published in 1828) and Leopold Mozart’s Violin School (first published in 1756), are also presented in innovative digital editions.

DME::Sources & Catalogs

This is the central starting point in all matters of documentation and cataloging of editions and sources on the works of Mozart and other members of the Mozart family. Catalog projects find their place here, especially the indispensable Koechel catalog in a new, digitally revised version, catalogs of first and early printings, catalogs of opera librettos, and some special collections. In addition, there is documentation of the historical reception and practical engagement with Mozart’s music in the Mozart Audio-Visual Collection (MTFS).