Audio & Film Collection,
©SMF Bibliotheca Mozartiana
The Mozart Audio and Film Collection – Mozart hear and now
25,000 audio titles as well as 3,000 video productions, all combined with precise data on the description of the work, the genre, key signature, list of instruments, cast, movement descriptions, notes on the time when the work was composed, first performed and other such details. These are the bare facts concerning the Mozart Audio and Film Collection which was opened in 1991. However, the collection housed in the Mozart Residence has much more to offer: historic recordings, complete recordings as well as pioneering, exemplary or even “perfectly normal” recordings of Mozart’s entire œuvre can be heard there. Some pieces of music are stored in ten, others in over a hundred different interpretations for connoisseurs and the interested public. There is also an extensive range of films on offer: historic films about productions at the Salzburg Festival and a collection of the most important film documentaries about Mozart. You can also find some kitschy and banal films on the subject as well as all the most important Hollywood productions made about Mozart. Listening and watching stations are accessible to researchers, musicologists, Mozart-lovers and above all musicians and performers who use this practical facility to find out all they want to know about Mozart’s music and unique art in a historical perspective.