42 Mozart Festival Schwetzingen
22 September - 08 October 2017
Have you ever thought about how the working day of Mozart looked like? This he also described in detail in a letter of 13 February 1782 from Vienna to his sister Nannerl.
“… My hair is always done by six o’clock in the morning and by seven I am fully dressed. I then compose until nine. From nine to one I give lessons. Then I take lunch, unless I am invited out somewhere where they lunch at two or even three o’clock, as for instance, today and tomorrow at Countess Zichy’s and Countess Thun’s. I can never work before five or six o’clock in the evening, and even then I am often prevented by a concert. If not, I compose until nine ... As I cannot rely on writing in the evening because of concerts and also because I am not sure whether I might be called here or there, usually, and especially when I come home earlier, I write something before going to sleep. I often lose myself in writing until 1
o’clock and then I wake up again at 6 o’clock.”
The years in Vienna were fortunate and decisive for him. The pulsating social life of the Kaiserstadt, the Viennese concert life in private salons, public theaters and
parks, domestic music in the bourgeoisie and the nobility. To have a piano was the least (Braunbehrens) His way of life and were stimulants for his work and inspiration
and led to the statement that Vienna was the best place for his Profession in the world.
For 47 years, the Schwetzinger Mozart Society has been working on the Mozart care on site. The 2017 program ranges from orchestral concerts, chamber concerts, soloist concerts to a guest performance by the Stadttheater Gießen with the performance of Mozart's Da Ponte Opera "Così fan tutte".