This is pretty cool. For a culmination of Mozart’s 250th birthday celebration his entire collection of musical works has been published on the Internet:
The International Mozart Foundation in Salzburg, Austria has put a scholarly edition of the bound volumes of Mozart’s more than 600 works on a Web site.
The site allows visitors to find specific symphonies, arias or even single lines of text from some 24,000 pages of music.
“We had 45,000 hits in the first two hours…we would not have expected that,” program director Ulrich Leisinger told Reuters in a telephone interview.
A user who types in “Pamina” from Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” will see the music for all five arias she sings, as well as critical texts discussing those passages.
Now you and your punk rocker friends are free to record cover songs of Mozart classics anytime you wish.