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2006: The Year of Mozart has begun! 

Detail of original music score by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

© Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

11 January 2006

Austria celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

2006 has begun with Austria and cities around the world gearing up for a year of concerts and celebrations marking Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 250th birthday.

The Austrians have definitely got into the spirit of the "Mozart year", by having not just Mozart T-shirts, calendars, coffee mugs and "Mozart balls" but also Mozart beer and wine, Mozart baby bottles, Mozart milkshakes, Mozart knickers, Mozart umbrellas and Mozart jigsaw puzzles. There's even a Mozart torte and a "Mozartwurst"!

Additionally, numerous concerts, festivals and events have been planned around the world to mark this special occasion and to celebrate the life and music of Mozart. Salzburg, the city in which Mozart was born, will be hosting 260 concerts and 55 masses throughout the year.

 Further information about Mozart and the events planned for 2006 can be found on the following websites:



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