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Digital Mozart-Edition

Dr. Ulrich Leisinger

Schwarzstr. 26, 5020 Salzburg

Tel:+43 (0) 662 889 40 - 30

The knowledge about the life and works of Mozart is continually growing. For decades the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has been systematically collecting and evaluating information about musical sources and historical documents. The Digital Mozart Edition, a long-term research and editorial project of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and the Packard Humanities Institute, Los Altos (California), serves to present this wealth of knowledge to all fascinated by and interested in Mozart.

On the one hand, the DME presents Mozart’s musical works in new digital formats and dedicates itself to online editions of letters and documents as well as the text sources to Mozart’s vocal works. On the other hand, the DME provides information about musical compositions and their sources including information on their transmission and reception.

Mozart Œuvre

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

DME::Music

DME::Music is the gateway to Mozart’s musical oeuvre. The manifold functions and options that come with a digital music edition open up new experiences for all users, music lovers, scholars, and not least practical musicians in dealing with musical editions. The established text of the New Mozart Edition serves as a reference text; it has been accessible as NMA online since 2005. New digital-born and user-oriented editions (DIME) are in the making. 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. The letters provide not only glimpses into the daily life of this family of musicians, but the collection is at the same time a valuable source for the history of music 18th-century Europe. In addition to the collection of original letters, the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation holds numerous handwritten documents from the 18th and 19th centuries.

DME::Librettos & Texts

The textual sources of Mozart’s operas und other vocal works are a challenging task for Mozart research. Based on various text and musical sources, the online edition of the librettos presents a synoptic view of different versions of the texts, both in their historical orthography and in modern style. Important book publications from the circle of Mozart such as the Mozart biography by Georg Nikolaus Nissen (released in 1828) and the violin tutor of Leopold Mozart (first published in 1756) are presented in innovative digital editions as well.

DME::Sources & Catalogs

This is the central starting point in all questions of documentation and cataloguing of editions and sources to the work of Mozart and that of other members of the Mozart family. Here catalog projects find their place, above all the indispensable Koechel Catalog in a new digitally revised version, catalogs of first and early print editions, of opera librettos and some special collections. Also included are documentations of the historical reception and the practical engagement with Mozart’s music in the Mozart Audio-Visual Collection (MTFS).