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Mozart is FREE!

Mozart

Most classical musics are too old to be under the copyright law. However, its performance or publication of its sheet music can still be copyrighted. Which is a bummer, because that’s like saying I can memorize the story of “Odyssey” word by word but can’t photocopy one of many publications of that book.

But something amazing happened today. Reuters is reporting that The International Mozart Foundation in Salzburg, Austria has bought the rights to freely distribute the complete works of Mozart via internet. This is very excited and quite fitting considering the fact that this year was the Mozart’s 250th birthday.

The edition that’s open to distribution is the digitized copy of the “New Mozart Edition” published by Barenreiter, of Kassel, Germany, which is considered to be the “gold standard”.

What are you waiting for? Go grab yourself a Mozart!

Yay! Information was meant to be free (자유, not 공짜)!

As a bonus here are some cool links to more free classical music.

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