SPECIAL EXHIBITION UNTIL 27 JANUARY 2019
MOZART ON THE WAY TO IMMORTALITY. Genius and Posterity
The name Wolfgang Amadé Mozart stands for musical perfection and a superlative genius. Yet how did Mozart achieve worldwide renown, and how did his fame spread?
During his lifetime Mozart had in some cases been awarded the status of the extraordinary, especially by his great contemporary Joseph Haydn. It was Haydn who, in 1785, said to Mozart’s father Leopold that his son was “the greatest composer I know in person and by name” and in a letter dated December 20, 1791, shortly after Mozart’s death, Haydn wrote to Marianne von Genzinger, “Not in a hundred years will posterity again see such talent.”
On October 29, 1792, Ferdinand Graf Waldstein wrote in the album of the young Ludwig van Beethoven, who was about to set off for Vienna, “Mozart’s genius is still grieving and lamenting the death of his pupil [...] By constant diligence you will receive Mozart’s spirit from Haydn’s hands.”
The aim of this exhibition is to show this process of how people became aware of Mozart’s greatness and make it possible to experience and comprehend the unbroken, indeed increased popularity of his oeuvre after his death on the basis of a variety of aspects.
MOZART ACADEMY - THE CONCERT CYCLE AT MOZARTHAUS VIENNA
Based on the theme of genius and posterity, the “Mozart Academy” concert cycle once again ties in with this year’s special exhibition “Mozart on the Way to Immortality”.
Experienced artists together with young talents will be devoting themselves to Mozart’s musical heritage. In three concerts in autumn the musicians will play and talk about the chosen works and their significance.
26 September Elisabeth Kropfitsch (violin) / Marie Isabel Kropfitsch (violin) / Paul Kropfitsch (violin) / David Kropfitsch (violin) / Clemens Kropfitsch (cello)
Compositions by W. A. Mozart und J. Haydn
03 October Tamás Varga (cello) / Sophie Druml (piano) / Dominik Hellsberg (violine)
Compositions by W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven und F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
21 November Paul Gulda (piano) / Sophie Druml (violin) / Ania Druml (cello) / Manuel Walser (baritone)
Compositions by W. A. Mozart und L. v. Beethoven
regular € 25 | reduced € 20
Abonnement for three concerts: regular € 60 | reduced € 48
COMBINED TICKET DOM MUSEUM WIEN
Our neighboring museum on Stephansplatz, Dom Museum Wien has reopened following a comprehensive redesign.
Besides highlights such as the portrait of Hapsburg Duke Rudolf IV., largely considered to be the oldest portrait of the western world, and historic treasures from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the museum boasts a large collection of modern and contemporary art. As of October, Mozarthaus Vienna and Dom Museum Wien will offer a combined ticket, allowing individual guests as well as groups to experience both museums, which are located a mere 100 meters apart, in the heart of Vienna’s historic city center.