SALZBURG, AUSTRIA, 14
December 2006—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) wrote more than
600 works. These works form the core of the classical music repertoire in
the Mozart year 2006, the 250th anniversary of his birth. On 12 December
2006 the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum (ISM; International Mozart
Foundation) in Salzburg launched a free website containing the 125 bound
volumes of the complete text of Mozart’s works. Entitled NMA Online
, the digital version of the
Neue Mozart Ausgabe (NMA; New Mozart
Edition), a scholarly edition of Mozart’s complete works compiled by
musicologists from around the world in the last 50
years, has been produced by the ISM in Salzburg in
cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute in Los Altos, California.
The online edition seeks to facilitate the systematic research on
Mozart for musicologists and performers as well as making Mozart’s scores
available to non-specialists with a simple, user-friendly interface.
Comprehensive search capabilities allow users to easily find, study, and
print any of Mozart’s works as PDF files. All digital rights to the NMA
were acquired from Bärenreiter-Verlag in Kassel, the publisher of the
Also included are 8,000 pages of critical reports with commentary on
the state of the sources and giving detailed information on the variants
found in the main sources.
The NMA complete works edition can be accessed free of charge at: