Perhaps no other eighteenth-century artist can be considered more authentically European than Mozart (1756-1791): in only thirty five years he visited at least 204 towns and cities in 10 different European countries. When travelling, Mozart met other musicians, local dignitaries, heads of state, bankers, painters, coffee house owners, barbers, postmasters, clothiers and diplomats, among many others; and he composed and performed his own and other people’s works.
Most of these travels are documented in the family letters, which detail not only his musical activities, but also the customs and habits of the countries he visited – by his own admission, they give the best account of his personal and artistic development.
‘In Mozart’s Words’ provides a complete, four-language, annotated searchable edition of Mozarts´ letters, based not only on the best modern scholarship but also on new research, offering users first-hand insight into the workings of a remarkable eighteenth-century musical career. Aside from the identification of people, places and works, ‘In Mozart’s Words’ includes links to a source catalogue, to recordings of Mozart´s works and the works of others and a complete iconographical and documentary record of Mozart´s life and times.
- The original website is no longer available, but a new, revised edition of Mozart’s letters can now be found here: https://www.mozartiana.org
- Maria Majno (Europaische Mozart Way Ee.V)
- Cliff Eisen (Department of Music, King’s College London)
- Patrizia Rebulla (Settore Cultura, Comune di Milano)
- Kulturburo (Stadt Augsburg)
- Michael Pidd (The Digital Humanities Institute)