Home | Mozart's 250th Birthday | Classical Music CDs Review | Beginners Guide Composers | Resources | Directory | SiteMap
Mozart's 250th Birthday
Mozart's Biography
Selected Works:
Haffner Symphony
A Celebration for Mozart
MOZART! - Musical in Concert
Traces of Mozart
Mozart in Adult Education

A Celebration for Mozart - and all Vienna is invited.

Idea, Concept
Peter Marboe, Attila Láng

Produced by: WIENER MOZARTJAHR Organisationsges.m.b.H.
Organisation: DAEDALOS Barth Event GmbH
Sound Installations: Adolf �Tucherl� Toegel, Peter Walz

Olaf Bär, Senta Berger, Rudolf Buchbinder, Herbert Föttinger, Karlheinz Hackl, Adi Hirschal, Michael Köhlmeier, Oleg Maisenberg, Peter Matic, Fritz Muliar, Elfriede Ott, Ildikó Raimondi, Alfred �ramek, Harald Serafin, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, Ulrike Beimpold, Emmy Werner, Herbert Zeman, Amadeus Knabenchor, Concilium musicum, Hugo Wolf Quartett, Wiener Symphoniker  and many others

The �Mozart Journeys�
All the �Mozart Journeys� have the same programmes on 27, 28 and 29 January.
All events will be performed in German only.

Journey 1

Mozart Rediscovered!
10:00 Musikverein, Großer Saal
I, Emanuel Schikaneder
12:00 Theater an der Wien
Theatre Stars Read �Figaro�
14:00 Theater in der Josefstadt,
28. & 29.01.2006
14:00 Kammerspiele
Quasi una fantasia
16:30 Volkstheater

Journey 2

Viennese Masters
10:00 Burgtheater
Dero gehorsamst Sohn W: A: Mzt
12:30 Musikverein, Großer Saal
Mozart and Vienna
14:30 Volkstheater
Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben
16:30 Gartenbaukino

Journey 3

My Dearest Cozzy-Wozzy
10:00 Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
The Magic Flute ? Unmasked!
12:00 Volkstheater
Entertainment for Mozart
14:30 Gartenbaukino
Frauenliebe und ?Leben
16:30 Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal

Journey 4

Mozart on Original Instruments
10:00 Musikverein, Brahms-Saal
Köhlmeier Narrates
12:00 Burgtheater
Mozart as a Chamber Musician
14:30 Musikverein, Brahms-Saal
The Last Farewell: Mozart's Requiem
16:30 Karlskirche

Journey 5

Mozart's Contemporaries
World premieres of four commissioned works
Composers: Wolfram Wagner, Kurt Schwertsik,
Sonja Huber, Heinrich Gattermeyer
10:00 Wiener Konzerthaus, Neuer Saal
Literature & Music
12:00 Musikverein, Brahms-Saal
Fascinating Sound Spectrums
14:30 Augustinerkirche
Mozart meets Cuba
16:30 Musikverein, Gläserner Saal

�Klangfusion� Sound Installations
27.01.2006, 18:30 - 19:30
Mozart's Coronation Mass
28.01.2006, 18:30 - 19:30
Mozart remixed
29.01.2006, 18:30 - 19:30
Musical journey with the Mozartband

on Maria-Theresien-Platz between the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Natural History Museum Vienna

MozartFestZelt tent on Stephansplatz
Mixed programme (interviews with artists, live music, quizzes, talk shows and children's programme)

27.01.2006, 12:00 - 22:00
28.01.2006, 09:45 - 22:00
29.01.2006, 12:00 - 20:00
Moderation: Renate Burtscher & Mirjam Jessa (Radio Österreich 1)

Children's Programme
Mozart. Kind und Klang

Time Travel at the Wien Museum
27.01.2006, 9:00 ? 15:00
28.01.2006, 10:00 ? 15:00 29.01.2006, 10:00 ? 15:00

From the Minuet to the Janitscharen
27., 28. & 29.01.2006,
10:00 & 12:30
Herbert von Karajan Centrum

The Search for the Magic Flute
27., 28. & 29.01.2006, 10:00 & 14:00
stadtTheater walfischgasse

Children's Songs
27., 28. & 29.01.2006,
12:00 & 16:00
stadtTheater walfischgasse

A Different Kind of Museum

27.01.2006, 14:00
28.01.2006, 10:30 & 14:00
29.01.2006, 14:00
Collection of Early Musical Instruments of the
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Neue Burg

Children's Programme in the Tent
27., 28. & 29.01.2006,
14:00 ? 15:45
MozartFestZelt, Stephansplatz

Mozart and the Abduction of the Magic Flute

27.01.2006, 15:00
28.01.2006, 11:30 & 15:00
29.01.2006, 15:00

Collection of Early Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum,
Neue Burg

Tickets & Info:
Phone: +43-1-58 999
E-mail: info@wienmozart2006.at


Mozart's 250th birthday in Vienna: open festivities for the entire city, with numerous stars and popular celebrities. An unforgettable cultural experience is guaranteed.

Vienna is celebrating Mozart`s 250th birthday - with open festivities for the entire city! From 27 to 29 January, all of Vienna`s most important cultural institutions will be united for the first time in a single event. Numerous stars and popular celebrities will participate in an unforgettable cultural experience.

Mozart lived in Vienna for ten years. Ten years in which the city provided the ideal milieu for his music and his genius. For Mozart, Vienna was �a marvellous place� and �the best place in the world� for his music. For WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006, the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth represents an opportunity to take a look at the genius and the works he created in Vienna and examine their significance for our own time. Against this background, Mozart's birthday on 27 January 2006 is to be marked by celebrations which do justice to the occasion.

On 27, 28 and 29 January, all of Vienna is invited to embark on an exciting journey of discovery all about Mozart, the man and his music. Five different Mozart �journeys� offer different approaches to the phenomenon of Mozart. And they are not confined to his significance for the world of music. These �Mozart Journeys�, each of which includes four events, will take their visitors to Vienna's most important concert halls and theatres - the Burgtheater, Konzerthaus, Musikverein, Theater an der Wien, and Volkstheater - as well as to the Karlskirche church and the Museum of Art History. The Viennese public's favourite celebrities, international stars and new young artists can be experienced at close range. The spectrum of genres is a broad one: orchestral concerts, chamber music, lieder and arias, readings, cabaret, film, new music and sacred music. Each of the approximately 20 programmes featuring major artists is being performed in Vienna for the first time.

The list of participating artists is extensive. It includes Olaf Bär, Senta Berger, Rudolf Buchbinder, Herbert Föttinger, Karlheinz Hackl, Adi Hirschal, Michael Köhlmeier, Oleg Maisenberg, Peter Matic, Fritz Muliar, Elfriede Ott, Ildikó Raimondi, Alfred �ramek, Harald Serafin, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, Emmy Werner and Herbert Zeman, as well as the Amadeus Boys Choir Vienna, the Concilium Musicum, the Hugo Wolf Quartet and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Five journeys with Mozart themes

Journey 1 - MOZART. FRIENDS AND ENEMIES: Mozart by Franz von Suppé tells the story of Mozart's life using Mozart's own music. The Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Aleksandar Markovic will awaken this musical drama to new life for the first time in 152 years. (Mozart Rediscovered!, Musikverein).
Emanuel Schikaneder, the librettist of The Magic Flute , Mozart's first Papageno, and the builder and impresario of the Theater an der Wien, tells the story of his eventful life ? in the very theatre which he built. Popular actor Adi Hirschal is joined on stage by Gabriela Bone, Klemens Sander and pianist Christian Koch. (I, Emanuel Schikaneder, Theater an der Wien).
Eight favourites of the Viennese theatre scene read Lorenzo Da Ponte's masterly libretto for Le nozze di Figaro in the Theater in der Josefstadt and the Kammerspiele: Emmy Werner, Sandra Cervik, Tamara Metelka, Herbert Föttinger, Nicholas and Klaus Ofczarek, Florian Teichtmeister and Harald Serafin (Theatre Stars Read �Figaro� , Josefstadt/Kammerspiele).
Star pianist Oleg Maisenberg stirs up the music world with a programme that focuses on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Quasi una fantasia, Volkstheater).

Journey 2 - MOZART. VIENNESE AND COSMOPOLITAN: Senta Berger and Rudolf Buchbinder present an evening of piano music by Mozart and selected text readings. A gem of a performance which celebrates its world premiere in Vienna (Viennese Masters , Burgtheater).
A famous father-and-son relationship: In the Grosser Saal of the Musikverein, Karlheinz Hackl and Florian Teichtmeister will read excerpts from the correspondence between Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Dero gehorsamst Sohn W: A: Mzt , Musikverein).
One of the foremost lieder singers of the day, baritone Olaf Bär, presents a birthday serenade for Mozart. He is joined on stage by actor Peter Matic (Mozart and Vienna , Volkstheater).
The journey ends on a cinematic note with a screening of the 1955 film classic �Mozart - Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben� with Oskar Werner and Johanna Matz (Moving Pictures , Gartenbaukino).

Journey 3 - MOZART. ART AND LOVE: Mozart wrote ribald and racy letters full of unambiguous innuendos to his cousin Maria Anna Thekla.
Elfriede Ott and Fritz Muliar will read these letters (My Dearest Cozzy-Wozzy , Konzerthaus).
Pianist Stefan Mickisch, the opera doyen for the new generation, gives a commentary on The Magic Flute . Witty and erudite (The Magic Flute ? unmasked! , Volkstheater).
Comedienne Ulrike Beimpold, musical cabaret artist Alexander Kuchinka, classical music announcer Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, Mozart and women ? (Entertainment for Mozart , Gartenbaukino).
Kammersänger Alfred �ramek, a popular member of the Vienna State Opera's ensemble, presents a new project which focuses on Mozart's love for, and life with, women (Frauenliebe und ?leben , Konzerthaus).

Journey 4 ? MOZART. LIFE AND DEATH: Hearing, experiencing, and understanding Mozart. A concert with commentaries by Mozart expert Paul Angerer and his original instruments ensemble Concilium musicum (Mozart on Original Instruments , Musikverein).
Michael Köhlmeier narrates Mozart's development from child prodigy to acknowledged genius (Köhlmeier Narrates , Burgtheater).
It is a little-known fact of Mozart's life that he and Joseph Haydn regularly played together in a string quartet. At the Celebration for Mozart, the Hugo Wolf Quartet will present works by the two composers (Mozart as a Chamber Musician , Musikverein).
  A commissioned work that was to become Mozart's own requiem: the Requiem in D minor, KV 626, Mozart's last, albeit unfinished, work, will be performed by the Amadeus Knabenchor with conductor Peter Lang at the end of the journey in the Karlskirche (The Last Farewell: Mozart's Requiem , Karlskirche).

Journey 5 ? MOZART. YESTERDAY AND TODAY: The Austrian Society for Contemporary Music presents premiere performances of new compositions by Wolfram Wagner, Kurt Schwertsik, Sonja Huber, and Heinrich Gattermeyer. All the works have a connection with Mozart. Conductor: Werner Hackl (Mozart's Contemporaries , Konzerthaus).
Vienna State Opera favourite Ildikó Raimondi and her husband, the literary historian Herbert Zeman, present a colourful, poetic potpourri (Literature & Music , Musikverein).
In the Augustinerkirche, chief organist Michael Gailit presents organ works and improvisations, and explains the workings of his instrument and its range of sounds (Fascinating Sound Spectrums , Augustinerkirche/church).
Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion take a new look at jazz and classical music. Their latest programme, �Mozart meets Cuba�, playfully moves Mozart into a new musical dimension (Mozart meets Cuba , Musikverein).

Children's programme, MozartFestZelt and Sound installations

A special children's programme offers scope for creative encounters with Mozart. And for all those who just want to dip briefly into the world of Mozart, the MozartFestZelt tent will be open for three days on Stephansplatz, with interviews with artists, music, quizzes, talk shows and children's programmes.

The three sound installations which will take place in the evenings on Maria-Theresien-Platz between the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History take listeners into an entirely new acoustic world. From the Coronation Mass to orchestral sounds and Mozart rock: 28 loudspeakers, together with lighting and projections, will turn the park and the museums into a unique acoustic experience.
In St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus Viennensis and the Vienna Boys' Choir, conducted by Bertrand de Billy, will perform Mozart's Coronation Mass and other works. The concert will be broadcast internationally (see also page 299). And at Mozart's former residence at Domgasse no. 5, the Mozarthaus Vienna will be officially opened (see also page 27). A total of six storeys are devoted to the life and work of the musical genius.

A Celebration for Mozart, the brilliant opener for the multi-faceted programme of WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006, is an exciting, varied, entertaining yet sophisticated event. A highlight with profound undertones, and an event that should not be missed. After all, Mozart's 250th birthday celebration in Vienna will only happen once.

All events will be performed in German only.