January Mozart's 250th birthday will be celebrated by the world's greatest Mozart festival and intendant Rolando Villazón with a condensed programme and top-class performers. Selected concerts and the world première of 94 seconds – a new Mozart will
Source: Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation
23/01/2021

International streaming offers to mark Mozart's 265th birthday • A special musical experience: a hitherto unknown Mozart piece; the opening concert; the Mozartiade; Maestro Daniel Barenboim, Cecilia Bartoli and the Vienna Philharmonic; and the legendary duo Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim available in many countries.

The digital 2021 Mozart Week combines everything the world's greatest Mozart festival has stood for since 1956. Large-scale orchestral concerts, select chamber-music gems and special concert formats with top Mozart performers who illuminate the great composer's manifold cosmos. Regrettably, due to the continuing corona pandemic it will not be possible to perform before live audiences; so Mozart Week, now reduced to five days, will be held online only, from 27 January, Mozart's birthday. “With the utmost care, we have further condensed the adapted programme and distilled it into a Mozart Week typical in essence and quality of the exceptional nature of this Mozart festival“, says intendant Rolando Villazón. The compact programme breathes the spirit of the original festival motto, showing Mozart as a true musico drammatico in the minor-key works which, like the arias and lieder, tell of great emotions, of love and passion. “I am very much looking forward to presenting the highlights of this year's Mozart Week to Mozart-lovers the world over, through our co-operation with Unitel and Austrian Broadcasting, says Villazòn.

In the German-speaking world, the digital Mozart Week will be held on the streaming platform myfidelio.at in close collaboration with ORF and Unitel. All Mozart Week concerts will be broadcast, with two premières each day, and are available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The opening concert of the Mozart Week on arte concert and Letters and Music on 3sat Selected events can also be watched free of charge in many parts of Europe: the opening concert with Keri-Lynn Wilson, Xavier de Maistre, Mathilde Calderini, Giulia Semenzato, Rolando Villazón, Luca Pisaroni and the Mozarteum Orchestra on 27 January at 8 pm on arte concert, and Letters and Music with Emmanuel Tjeknavorian playing Mozart's Costa violin, Marie Sophie Hauzel at Mozart's Walter piano and Adele Neuhauser, on 6 February at 8.15 pm on 3sat.

Worldwide Mozart Week broadcasts on medici TV and Mezzo TV

Via the international streaming services medici.tv and Mezzo TV, the Mozart Week will reach a worldwide audience. Please find out which platforms are available in your location.

medici tv

Medici.tv is the leading international classical streaming platform, available in 180 countries in English and French on all screens: PC, Mac, mobiles, tablets (iOs and Android) and television

 

via AirPlay or Chromecast. The Mozart Week programmes are not available via medici.tv in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Korea and Japan. Details of broadcasts on medici.tv:

27 January/9 pm CET

94 seconds a new Mozart

Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Ulrich Leisinger, conversation partner, Rolando Villazón, moderator

29 January/9 pm CET

Mozartiade

Sylvia Schwartz, soprano, Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano, Mauro Peter, tenor Elena Bashkirova, piano

31 January/9 pm CET

Vienna Philharmonic

Vienna Philharmonic
Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo TV

Since 1996, Mezzo has become the worldwide reference for classical music, jazz and dance on television, and is now broadcasting in over 80 countries. Details of broadcasts on Mezzo TV:

31 January/9pm CET

Vienna Philharmonic

Vienna Philharmonic
Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano

May 2021 date to be announced

94 seconds a new Mozart

Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Ulrich Leisinger, conversation partner, Rolando Villazón, moderator

May 2021 - date to be announced

Piano 4 hands

Martha Argerich, piano Daniel Barenboim, piano

Further platforms

In Korea, selected programmes are available on LGU+, in Israel on Aria on demand. An overview of the worldwide broadcasts is also available at mozartwoche.at/en.

 

94 seconds a new Mozart with Seong-Jin Cho on Deutsche Grammophon and DG Stage
The 2021 digital Mozart Week presents an exceptional discovery: 94 seconds a new Mozart: a hitherto unknown piece by Mozart will be performed in public for the first time, in the Mozarteum concert hall. The Allegro in D major K626b/16 will be introduced by Ulrich Leisinger, Director of Research at the Mozarteum Foundation, and performed by South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho. Intendant Rolando Villazón will moderate this special première on 27 January, Mozart's 265th birthday. In collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon,

DG Stage will stream this concert, and a shortened version of the world première will be available on 27 January at 7 pm on the DG YouTube channel as well as on the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation's channels.

 

 



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