Born on January 27, 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Still Remembered 256 Years Later:
As one genius, Albert Einstein, said of another: “Mozart is the greatest composer of all” and January 27th marks the 256th anniversary of the birthday of this much-loved and greatest of composers.
Things to do in Vienna
Mozarthaus Vienna is the only surviving Mozart residence in Vienna. If you’re in Vienna towards the end of January, you can visit Mozarthaus Vienna and its exhibitions for free on Sunday 29, 2012. The museum also offers special guided tours for children and adults, which are free of charge.
Mozart Vienna Walking Tour – Mozart lived the last ten years of his life in Vienna. You can trace the footsteps of this musical genius and learn more about his life in this city by doing a self-guided Mozart Vienna Walking tour,.
Mozart Concerts and Operas in Vienna – Many visitors come to Vienna especially to enjoy a Mozart concert or opera in the city where he composed many of his best-known works. Whether you prefer a concert in the grand setting of one of the Viennese palaces or in the more intimate setting of a church, there are plenty of concerts and operas to choose from. See the complete list of Mozart operas and concerts in Vienna HERE.
Things to do in Salzburg
Mozart Week, Salzburg’s Festival for winter classical music, is usually held each January around Mozart’s birthday. Visitors to Mozart Week can look forward to opera productions, orchestral, chamber music and soloist concerts performed by world-renowned Mozart conductors and orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. For the Mozart Week 2012 program see HERE.
Salzburg City Tour – On the Traces of Mozart – On this Salzburg city tour, visitors can gain an insight into the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque aspects of Salzburg as seen by Mozart. The tour concludes at Mozart’s residence where you’ll have time to leisurely enjoy this attraction.
Mozart Concerts and Operas in Salzburg – With some 4,000 cultural events taking place in Salzburg throughout the year, Salzburg is often referred to as the “Stage of the World”. In Salzburg, you can enjoy operas and Mozart concerts in churches, castles and palaces. See the complete list of Mozart concerts and operas in Salzburg HERE.
Mozart Concerts in Europe
You don’t have to be in Austria to enjoy Mozart music. Mozart fans can celebrate his birthday at one of the many concerts in Europe. See the list of Mozart concerts and operas HERE.