Documents

The most recent additions and revisions are marked with an asterisk (*).

1760

1763
9 Nov. The Mozart family gives a concert in Brussels

1764
5 Mar. Mozart in Paris and his Sonatas, op. 1 (addendum)

9 Apr. An advertisement of Mozart’s Sonatas, op. 1 & op. 2 (K. 6–9)

7 Jun. A Berlin report on the Mozarts in Paris


1765
*16 Feb. A Dutch report on Mozart in London (addendum)

*28 Feb. A Hummel advertisement for Mozart's op. 2

*18 Sep. A report of Mozart's performance for Prince William V (addendum)

*18 Sep. A report of Mozart's performance in the Hague

*1765–1768. The first Dutch edition of Leopold Mozart's Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (7 documents)

Biography
of Leopold Mozart and his children

1767
12 Mar. Mozart conducts Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots (12 Mar 1767)

8 AprReports of Mozart's performance for the Munich court (Nov 1766), and
           Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots (Mar & Apr 1767)

1768
7 Dec. Mozart directs the music at the consecration of the Waisenhauskirche

1770

Mar. Mozart’s Op. 1 & 2 in the sale of the library of the Duc de Chaulnes

*Giovenale Sacchi on Mozart the prodigy

1771
14 Sep. Ascanio in Alba in Milan (addendum)

Linley and Mozart as the most promising geniusses of this age (addendum)

1772
Richard Griffith on Mozart as prodigy (addendum)

1774
20 Apr. Mozart's choruses for Thamos, König in Ägypten

1775
17 Jan. Hugh Elliot reports on La finta giardiniera in Munich

1778
*Giovenale Sacchi on Mozart in Milan

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Samuel Wesley gives his opinion of Mozart's music

1782
8 Oct. The Count and Countess of the North at Die Entführung aus dem Serail

1783
24 Jan. The premiere of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Strasbourg

23 MarMozart’s academy in the Burgtheater (addendum)

26 Apr. Mozart listed among composers of keyboard concertos for sale

8 May. The premiere of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Warsaw

22 Jun. The premiere of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Bonn

4 Oct. The premiere of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Leipzig

25 Nov. Porwanie z seraju (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) in Warsaw


1784
17 Apr. Announcement of the first performance of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Mannheim (addendum)

5 Nov. Box-office receipts from Die Entführung aus dem Serail in the Kärntnertortheater


1785
13 Mar. Announcement of a concert of the Tonkünstler-Societät

28 Nov
. A report on the Viennese premiere of La villanella rapita

Nov. Mozart and the Fortepiano

1786
7 Jan. A report on concerts of the Viennese Tonkünstler-Societät (addendum)

12 JanLa villanella rapita in Vienna

3 May. A report on the premiere of Le nozze di Figaro (Münchner Zeitung)

7 May.  A report on the premiere of Le nozze di Figaro (Gazzetta universale)

10 May. A report on the limitation of encores in the Viennese court theaters (Mannheimer Zeitung)

16 May. A report on the reception of Le nozze di Figaro (Bayreuther Zeitung)

3 JunLe nozze di Figaro at Laxenburg




1787
18 Jan. Mozart's invitation to Prague

28 Feb
. Mozart benefit concert in the Kärntnertortheater

Feb/Mar.
Joachim Perinet and “Mozarts Fortepiano”

30 Mar. Mozart piano concerto performed at a concert in Prague

27 Jun. A notice of Leopold Mozart's death

26 Sep. Die Entführung aus dem Serail in a Viennese list of libretti for sale

29 Nov
. Mozart in competition with Martín y Soler

22 Dec. Gluck's pension divided between Mozart and other musicians


Reference to Mozart in Kaffka's Sechs Freyer und keine Braut

Reference to Figaro in the novel Das Leben eines Lüderlichen (spurious document)

Mozart sacred songs for St. Nicholas church in Prague
 
1788
12 Jan. A Masonic musical academy in Vienna

26 Feb
. Anton Grams advertises Don Giovanni (Bayreuther Zeitung)

22 Apr. Friedrich Himmel performs a Mozart piano concerto in Dresden (addendum)


Early 1788. Mozart conducts Bach's Die Auferstehung and Handel's Judas Maccabeus

18 MayFigaro in Lübeck (spurious document)

*17 Nov. Christoph Heinrich Girbert orders Entführung from Breitkopf



1789
23 Apr. A name day concert in Vienna with Mozartnewest symphonies

May. Johann Jakob Engel and Mozart in Berlin

28 Oct.
Freystädtler advertises his Die Belagerung Belgrads with an endorsement from Mozart

28 Nov. Mozart minuets in a collection offered by subscription by Carl Immanuel Engel

Reference to Mozart in KotzebueMenschenhaß und Reue

Mozart in a list of a composers whose music is suitable for practice on the organ


1790
26 Jan. Report of the first performance of Così fan tutte

6 May. Mozart keyboard sonata performed at a concert in Calcutta

9 Oct. Lausch advertises “Nun liebes Schätzchen” from Der Stein der Weisen

3 Nov. Mozart and Sterkel's variations on “Lison dormait”

28 Dec. A newly-invented keyboard instrument that will not go out of tune

An overlooked reference to Mozart in Böcklin's Beyträge zur Geschichte der Musik (addendum)

1791
9 Feb. The Habsburg court and guests attend Le nozze di Figaro (Gazzetta universale)

13 Feb. The Habsburg court and guests attend Der Stein der Weisen (Wiener Zeitung)

*[between 12 Mar and 23 Aug]Johann Friedrich Jünger asks Mozart for a keyboard piece

1 May. Schröder and Kotzebue at the premiere of Liebe und Versuchung (Così fan tutte)

10 May. Josepha Beck sings an aria from Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Schröder

May–Jun. Mozart named successor to Hofmann at St. Stephen's Cathedral

*23 AugA piano sonata by Mozart in Jünger’s Er mengt sich in Alles

1 OctThe earliest published report on the premiere of Die Zauberflöte

5 OctMozart is awarded the third receipts from Die Zauberflöte

8 Oct. An early report on Die Zauberflöte (addendum)

10 OctMozart mentioned in a review of Sarti’s Le gelosie villane

12 OctReview of Don Juan in the Nationaltheater in Berlin (addendum)

24 OctReference to Mozart in a review of keyboard variations by Joseph Augustin Gürrlich

28 NovOn the reception of La clemenza di Tito in Prague

5 DecMozart as a model for the use of wind instruments

5 Dec. A reference to Mozart’s symphonic minuets

6 Dec. The earliest dated report of Mozarts death

7 & 10 Dec. Two French reports of Mozart's death

12 DecA report of Mozarts death

18 Dec. Elector of Cologne gives Constanze 24 ducats

23 Dec. A notice of Mozart’s death in Schubart’s Chronik
Dec 1791–Jan 1792. Notices of Mozarts death in various English periodicals

Dec 1791–Feb 1792. Notices of Mozarts death in German newspapers

1792
2 JanMozart in a review of Bibliothek der Grazien, 2. Jahrgang

*6 Jan. The earliest known Dutch notice of Mozarts death

31 JanA memorial concert for Mozart in Kassel (addendum)

13 Feb. Review of Mozart's variations, K. 359 & K. 455

19 Feb. A memorial concert for Mozart in Hamburg

19 Feb. A personal response to the Mozart memorial concert in Hamburg and the Symphony in E-flat (K. 543)

5 Mar. Mozart symphonies performed in Berlin concerts

18 MarBernhard Wessely’s cantata Mozarts Urne at a memorial concert for Mozart in Berlin (addendum)

23 JunBernhard Wessely, subscription for Mozarts Urne

7 Aug. Die Zauberflöte in preparation for Frankfurt

SepThe improvement of the orchestra of the Nationaltheater in Berlin under Wessely (with reference to Figaro)

21 Sep
The earliest known performance of Die Zauberflöte outside Vienna

25 Oct. The premiere of Die Zauberflöte in Prague

Nov. Bernhard Wessely reviews Mozart’s Eine machts wie die andre (Così fan tutte)

1793
Mozart comments on “Haydn's” Toy Symphony