For The Mozart Festival, artists and thousands of visitors come to Salzburg, city of Mozart’s birth, to celebrate Mozart: from Germany, Russia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Austria, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and from around the world. It is one of the world’s most spectacular music events.
Coverage of The Mozart Festival from American Public Media is an extraordinary radio experience. Artists introduce their performances in backstage clips, short location-recorded features tour the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation’s priceless collections, and most of all, Mozart’s genius is heard in world-class performances of his music. Behind-the-scenes features take listeners for a close-up look at original manuscripts and letters by Mozart, the first published music by 7-year-old Mozart, a rare first edition of father Leopold Mozart’s definitive textbook on violin playing, and an exciting private encounter with Mozart’s own violin, recently brought home to Mozart’s birthplace. Experience all the sounds of Salzburg – its marketplaces, cafes, narrow cobblestone streets, and most of it, the music – on The Mozart Festival.
Performers include three of the great world’s great orchestras: the Vienna Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, as well as the extraordinary Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Stellar performers include French conductors Louis Langrée, and Marc Minkowski, and British conductors Ivor Bolton and Robin Ticciati. Two world-class performers – pianist Paul Lewis of Great Britain and soprano Christiane Karg of Germany – highlight roster of soloists.
Three of Mozart’s string quintets are featured on The Mozart Festival series, performed by an international quintet including violinists Alina Ibragimóva (Russia) and Renaud Capuçon (France), violists Gérard Caussé (France) and Léa Hennino (France), and ‘cellist Clemens Hagan (Austria).
Click on tabs above for complete radio program details, bonus extended interviews with the artists, biographies of the artists and experts heard on the radio programs and the radio production team, links to the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and a photo journal of Salzburg during The Mozart Festival by photographer Rob Ludera.
The Mozart Festival is presented by American Public Media, produced by Houston Public Media in association with ORF/Austrian Radio, and can be heard on local APM stations nationwide. Check with your local public radio station for broadcast dates and times.
Visiting Salzburg for The Mozart Festival/ Program Details and Tickets
Want to join the annual celebration of Mozart’s birthday in Salzburg, Austria? For detailed listings of performances and ticket information for the Mozarteum Foundation’s annual Mozart Festival Week in January – Mozartwoche – click here.
Digital Mozart: Accessing Mozart’s Original Manuscripts and the Mozart Family Letters Online
Now anyone can visit the rare archives of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation to peruse original music manuscripts by Mozart, and letters written by the Mozart family. Scholars and students – and anyone interested in learning more about Mozart – can visit the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundations Digital Mozart Edition www.dme.mozarteum.at.