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03 Mar 2005

Mozart? Maybe Not.

01. März 2005 Ein Rokokoherr mittleren Alters, Frack, Spitzenjabot, gepudertes Haar – könnte das nicht Mozart sein? Niemand weiß, wie der Komponist wirklich ausgesehen hat. So galt es denn als „Weltsensation”, als die Berliner Gemäldegalerie ihren bisherigen „Herrn im grünen Frack” vor wenigen Wochen aufgrund einer computergestützten Analyse des Musikliebhabers Wolfgang Seiller als neu entdecktes Mozart-Porträt präsentierte. Gemalt hatte es der seinerzeit renommierte Münchner Porträtist Johann Georg Edlinger „vor 1790”, was aber nun auf „um 1790” umfunktioniert wurde.


The Alleged Portrait of Mozart

Nicht Mozart, sondern ein Beamter

Von Renate Schostack [FAZ, 3 Mar 05]

01. März 2005 Ein Rokokoherr mittleren Alters, Frack, Spitzenjabot, gepudertes Haar - könnte das nicht Mozart sein? Niemand weiss, wie der Komponist wirklich ausgesehen hat.

So galt es denn als ,Weltsensation", als die Berliner Gemäldegalerie ihren bisherigen ,Herrn im grünen Frack" vor wenigen Wochen aufgrund einer computergestützten Analyse des Musikliebhabers Wolfgang Seiller als neu entdecktes Mozart-Porträt präsentierte. Gemalt hatte es der seinerzeit renommierte Münchner Porträtist Johann Georg Edlinger ,vor 1790", was aber nun auf ,um 1790" umfunktioniert wurde.

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Futterneid unter Bilderforschern

Aus München werden Zweifel an der Authentizität des Berliner Mozart-Porträts geäussert

von Manuel Brug [Die Welt, 3 Mar 05]

Das am meisten konsumierte Mozart-Bild ist nicht authentisch. Es ziert das Einwickelpapier der Mozart-Kugeln von Reber und wird noch vor dem Genuss zerknüllt. Aber auch Reber ist ja nicht authentisch. Die Firma sitzt in Bad Reichenhall, nicht in Salzburg. Welches ist also ein authentisches Mozart-Bild? Der rüpelige "Amadeus"-Mozart oder das verkannt sich zu Tode röchelnde Genie? Jeder hört Mozart anders - und sieht ihn auch verschieden. Vor seinem geistigen Auge. Dann gibt es noch die "gesicherten" Mozart-Porträts. Auf denen er stets anders aussieht.

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