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Mythos Mozart Museum - Vienna

Introduction :

Mythos Mozart is a one-of-a-kind unique and immersive experience that celebrates the life of the greatest composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in history. Mythos Mozart is special and unique as it combines the tapestry of music, technology, sound, special efforts, lighting, performing art and architecture, together with a blend of lavish spatial experience, stereo effect and media staging as a central core to delight each visitor.




Visitors will get to experience a moment when 1,500 LED candles mystically illuminate a sacred space and Mozart's Requiem is played over dozens of loudspeakers. When they dive into a painted, poetically animated 360-degree panorama of the city with scenes from Mozart's time, fly over the roofs of Vienna in a balloon, or experience a ride through the Magic Flute - such is the magic and mystery of this themed museum.



When they play along interactively in the room "Mozart's World of Music" and on instruments from around the world in the "Kleine Nachtmusik", and when they immerse themselves in his creative world of ideas of light and music in "Mozart's Genius" under thousands of synapses, senses and sensations flow through to delight each visitor.


Mythos Mozart ultimately reaches its finale in the fantastic, digital image worlds made up of millions of pieces of data, created with artificial intelligence, in the last room: "Mozart Forever", which is pretty remarkable as they gather a synopsis of images, photos, sound pieces, text and history interspersed with collated cultural views, sight and sound to give a truly tech-driven sensorial Mozart experience.



Background :

Mozart spent the last year of his life at the "Kleines Kayserhaus" at Rauhensteingasse 8, in a representative apartment on the first floor until his death on December 5, 1791. Here he composed masterpieces such as "The Magic Flute", his Clarinet Concerto and the Requiem.



Pietro di Galvagni - a successful Italian merchant, patron, art collector and Viennese resident by choice from 1819 - had the house replaced by a new building in 1848 and erected a bronze bust in Mozart’s memory, which can be seen today in the entrance area of ​​MYTHOS MOZART.


In 1896, Otto Wagner built an elegant "Metropolitan Clothing Palace" on Kärntner Straße for the Neumann family. Badly damaged in the war, it was rebuilt by the architect Carl Appel as the Neumann department store. After an eventful history, it is now known as the STEFFL department store.



The Attraction and Mozart Experience :

Vienna's new Mozart experience "Mythos Mozart" provides for one of the world's best multimedia experience for all the senses in a creative fashion, via a 60-minute tour through five rooms, with a combination of music, performing art, architecture, and technology, through a visible and tangible encounter with Mozart


MYTHOS MOZART begins in REQUIEM - MOZART'S DEATH, a mysterious room with 1,500 candles, designed by the British-German lighting designer Moritz Waldemeyer. From there, visitors enter to VIENNA 1791 - MOZART'S CITY where they stroll through the busy streets of Vienna, climb over roofs in a balloon and finally find themselves in front of Mozart's death house - in a varied animated 360° panorama of historical views.



In WORLD MUSIC - MOZART'S LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, visitors can interact with instruments from all over the world in the "Little Night Music", in GENIUS - MOZART COMPOSING they immerse themselves in Mozart's creative world of light and music under thousands of synapses. For the finale, Turkish-American New Media artist Refik Anadol used artificial intelligence and millions of data points on Mozart to create a fantastic visual world in MAGIC FLUTE - MOZART FOREVER.


The musical director of MYTHOS MOZART, Walter Werzowa composed and rearranged the soundscape that underlies the overall experience. Together with the stars of tomorrow, students from the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, he re-recorded the music in an exclusive partnership. These recordings from the Hofburgkapelle, the Synchron Stage Vienna and the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre will be available as a soundtrack in the on-site shop.



Appreciation goes to Milene Platzer for hosting me and a wonderful curated experience at this technology-laden cultural-centric Mozart experience!


Location :

MYTHOS MOZART occupies the entire lower level of the STEFFL Department store on Kärntner Strasse 19 in the heart of Vienna, just a few steps from St. Stephen's Cathedral and the State Opera.


Opening Hours:

MON - FRI | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.SAT - SUN & HOLIDAY | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Address:

MYTHOS MOZART

Kärntner Straße 191010 Vienna

+43 1 93056 800

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