International Mozarteum Foundation
The International Mozarteum Foundation (Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum) was founded in 1880 in Salzburg with its primary concern being the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Closely affiliated with the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, it was preceded by the Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum of 1841. It collects Mozart memorabilia, maintains the Mozart library (the Bibliotheca Mozartiana), the Mozart birthplace and other Salzburg locations linked with Mozart. The Foundation also promotes research regarding Mozart and administers various awards such as the Mozart Medal, the Preis der Internationalen Stiftung Mozarteum, the Lilli Lehmann Medal, and presents up to twenty other performances year-round.
The Mozartwoche ("Mozart Week") is the annual Mozart Week Festival devoted to performances of the composer's works. It commemorates and coincides with his birthday around 27 January. The festival is regarded as an artistic highlight in the European concert calendar. The Mozartwoche, so named since 1956, attracts visitors from all over the world. It typically includes opera performances, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts featuring world-class orchestras and artistes.
- Mozartwoche page on the Foundation's website. Accessed 20 March 2012.
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