Dr. Gabriele Ramsauer was born in Salzburg in 1961. She studied art history and received her doctorate at the University of Salzburg. Before coming to the Mozarteum Foundation, Ramsauer was at the State Office of Museum Services in Baden Württemberg and the City Archives at Ravensburg. In 1990 she was appointed as head of the Mozart archive at the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg, and in 1998 was named director of museums for the Mozarteum, with responsibility for numerous exhibitions and special projects, and management of the Mozarteum’s museums including the house where Mozart was born and the Mozart family’s residence.
MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE: LEOPOLD MOZART’S TREATISE ON VIOLIN PLAYING
A visit to the house where Mozart was born, with Gabriele Ramsauer, Director of Museums for the Mozarteum Foundation. Ramsauer describes one of the treasures on display, a first edition copy of Leopold Mozart’s book Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule, “A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing,” published in 1756, the same year that his son Wolfgang was born.
MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE: PORTRAITS OF MOZART
Gabriele Ramsauer, Director of Museums for the Mozarteum Foundation, describes the Mozarteum’s collection of portraits of Mozart and his family on view in the house where Mozart was born.