Digital Mozart Edition

The Digital Mozart Edition (DME) is the core program of the Mozart Institute at the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg (MFS; or Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, ISM). It is the continuation and expansion of the New Mozart Edition (Neue Mozart-Ausgabe; NMA), which has been published by the MFS in association with the cities of Augsburg, Salzburg and Vienna since 1951. The project aims to provide access to:

  • All works of music of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart in digital form.

This contains sheet music and the corresponding critical reports of the NMA. Audio files for many compositions are included. Works can be searched by Köchel catalogue number, musical genre, key, keyword, or editor.

  • Letters and documents of Mozart and his family.

Starting with the resources held by the MFS, the DME aims to publish online ‘all letters and documents related to the Mozart family, as well as related letters and documents spanning from 1740 (when Leopold Mozart arrived in Salzburg) to 1881 (the founding of the MFS).’

Documents can be sorted according to time period. They are available both in the original version and in transcription.

  • Catalogue of Mozart’s opera libretti.

‘An online version of libretti is being compiled which will depict the textual and musical sources of various editions as well as their historical orthography and modern transmission for each of Mozart’s operas.’

Bibliography can be searched with many different terms, among which title, year, role, city, language, Köchel catalogue number, or type of libretto.

The website strives to incorporate images of original sources materials. Access, including the downloading and printing of files for non-commercial purposes, is free. Information relating to works and sources is also provided online.

The DME is being developed by the MFS in cooperation with Packard Humanities Institute in Los Altos, California, USA.

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Saturday, 5 October 2013 - 7:55pm
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