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Mozart Week 2021: The most important Mozart Festival in the world and Rolando Villazón celebrate Mozart’s 265th birthday with an adapted program in full on eleven days
Art, culture and music are elixirs of life – especially at the time of a coronavirus pandemic. Despite the developments of the past few weeks, we – Director Rolando Villazón and the entire team – are convinced of this and look forward to Mozart Week 2021 with vigilance but great optimism.
We will certainly experience a special Mozart Week: The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has an officially approved prevention concept that has already successfully proven its effectiveness at many events. Due to current safety requirements, some adaptations had to be made to the originally planned festival program. For example, numerous artists and orchestras were persuaded to play their concerts twice. The Mozart Week can and will take place in January as the first festival of the year in full length and scope over eleven days with 56 events.
„Musico drammatico“ is the motto of the upcoming Mozart Week. An abundance of musical and scenic projects bring Mozart to life as a music dramatist, such as „Mozart Moves! – “Eternally thy loving thee…“ with Magdalena Kožená. Top-class artists and orchestras come to Salzburg, the Vienna Philharmonic under Alain Altinoglu, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida or the legendary piano duo Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim and many more. In addition, there will be the world premiere of a previously unknown Mozart piece (KV 626b/16) „94 seconds of new Mozart“ and the revival of a historical concert by the then only 13-year-old Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart from 1805.