The mammoth TV event 24hours Mozart is a tribute to Austria's greatest musical genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth in 1756. The broadcasting on 27 January 2006 via satellite from the Mozart City of Vienna represents the media highlight of the Mozart Year 2006.
24hours Mozart is taking shape on the basis of numerous co-productions. The programme is a mixture of high-profile live transmissions from famous concert venues in Europe, North America, Japan and China. Outstanding pre-produced concert recordings, documentaries, music features, short programmes, clips and more complete the programme., The success of this ambitious TV project is assured by the appearance of the most prominent Mozart interpreters of the day and a multitude of international stars. EuroArts is proud to present the top orchestras of the world, as well as today's leading period instrument ensembles.
The uniquely universal appeal of Mozart's music will be reflected in all its different facets, with selections from his operas, concertos, symphonies, chamber music and religious works. Television stations all over the world can obtain broadcasting rights for parts of the 24-hour programme or the entire event. The EuroArts Music initiated and produced project is a result of a co-operation with the City of Vienna (Wiener Mozartjahr 2006), the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), Austrian ORF, the Mozarteum Salzburg and a number of co-producing TV Stations. The
24hours Mozart sets out to repeat the enormous success of 24 hours Bach from the year 2000. EuroArts developed and produced this new media event format to mark the 250th anniversary of J.S. Bach's death in 1750. To this day, 24hours Bach continues to enjoy a huge response all over the world.. Over the years the programme has also been made available on a total of twelve DVDs. For detailed programme information please visit www.24hoursMozart.com