Digital Mozart Edition


Project Outline

The Digital Mozart Edition (DME) is currently being developed at the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg (ISM) in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute in Los Altos, California, USA. The DME wishes to provide access to the complete works of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791) in digital format via the internet for study and performance purposes. Subprojects include editions of the musical works, which are presented in the form of the NMA Online (online since 2006) and in the form of a fully digital music edition (DME::Music, under development), an edition of the texts to Mozart's dramatic works (DME::Librettos) as well as an edition of the letters by the Mozart family and documents related to the family and history of the foundation (DME::Letters & Documents). The digital services of the DME are supplemented by catalogs and databases related to the musical works and their sources including information on their history and reception (DME::Sources & Documentation). The DME sees itself as the digital portal of Mozart research at the ISM. It plans to integrate the digital resources of the ISM and to provide interfaces for external services. Subject to copyright provisions, the DME also provides access to digital images of original sources, whether by digitizing its own collections (Bibliotheca Mozartiana digital), or by linking to external resources. Free access to the DME over the internet, including the download of files for non-commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), is an integral part of the DME concept.
Last Update: May 2017