The core project of the Digital Mozart Edition (DME) is the Digital Interactive Mozart Edition (DIME), which was developed by theStiftung Mozarteum Salzburg (ISM) in collaboration with The Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) in Los Altos/CA. DIME is conceived as an offspring of the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe (NMA) which the Mozarteum Foundation began publishing in 1954 and which has been available as NMA Online since 2006. DIME is based on the NMA and respects the integrity of scholarship and academic achievement of generations of scholars. As an online project, DIME is not identical to the NMA, neither in its content nor its appearance.
DIME is a fully digital edition. The musical texts are encoded in the open, XML-based format of the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), which facilitates the documentation of editorial decisions and enables the continuous update of the edition. A visualization program transfers the machine-readable XML code to regular music notation. All variants and editorial interventions can be made visible directly in the music. The data format used in DIME allows for a dynamic display of the music adapted to the needs of the user, including the production of individual parts. Not only can the layout-independent coding be displayed on the screen, it is also available for external reuse in other programs (CC BY SA NC 4.0 license).
DIME relies on two strands of editions:
- ‘Reference Text’: This is a digitally re-mastered representation of the musical text of the NMA, updated and enriched for online display. The ‘Reference Text’ is based on a complete encoding of the NMA provided by PHI. It is synchronized with the NMA Online for reference.
- ‘Alternative Texts’: These are new editions of selected works chosen according to specific criteria. The ‘Alternative Texts’ are typically source editions based on a single source and are meant as a complement to the NMA ‘Reference Text’.
Part of DIME is the Web Interface MoVi – The Digital Mozart Score Viewer, which is built around the Verovio music engraving library developed by the Swiss RISM office. It offers a variety of features and advanced functionalities for navigation and customized display of the music (for details see the User Manual in MoVi).
- The Digital Mozart Edition as a Digital Music Edition (Poster presented at the 2017 Music Encoding Conference, Tours, France)
- A Music Edition for the Readership of the 21st Century: The Digital Interactive Mozart Edition (DIME) (Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society 2019, Boston/MA, USA)
- The Digital Interactive Mozart Edition (DIME): A 12-minute Video Introduction (Joint Meeting of the American Bach Society and the Mozart Society of America, Stanford University, 16 February 2020, Stanford/CA, USA)
Last update: February 2020
Work with the works of W. A. Mozart
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Project Team DME::Music
Edited within the Digital Mozart Edition (DME) by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg
|Project Director DME||Ulrich Leisinger|
|Managing Editor||Norbert Dubowy|
|IT-Development||Felix Gründer, Franz Kelnreiter|
|Editors||Mirijam Beier, Iacopo Cividini, Till Reininghaus, Oleksii Sapov|
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Digital Interactive Mozart Edition, published by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg (https://dme.mozarteum.at/movi/en, [date of access]).
The project is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.