– Mozart Jubilee Edition

Because of Mozart’s 200th birthday in 1956 (January 27), Philips decided to release a series of Mozart recordings in the preceeding years. The series even continued in and after 1956 (1957?). Most were edited and compiled under the supervision of Mozart connaisseur and conductor Bernhard Paumgartner.

On several of the LP’s in this series it says that Philips started the Mozart Jubilee Edition in 1951. 1951 is quite early, but it’s possible that Philips launched the initiative back then. However, releases that actually mention the Mozart Jubilee Edition, seem non-existent before 1954 (except for stickers that were likely used later for left-over copies).

The following issues are mentioned (in the same order) in the “Mozart Jubileum Editie“, a booklet from early 1956:

S 06100 R – 1956; 10inch in linen box with booklet mentioning January 1956, showing the Mozart Jubilee logo
S 05904 R
S 06027 R*
A 00614 R
A 00112 R
A 00724 R
N 00656 R – 1954/55; 10 inch album, cover shows the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00232 L
S 06031 R
A 00211 L
A 00676 R
A 00696 R
400 005 AE*
A 00283 L
A 00239 L*
A 00753 R – 1955; 10 inch issue, cover shows the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00752 R – 1956?; 10 inch issue, cover shows the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00698 R*
A 00166 L – 1954 probably, LP cover shows the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00199 L – 1954; this LP won a prize in 1955, LP cover shows the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00258 L – 1955; LP cover shows the Mozart Jubilee Edition logo
A 00167 L
A 00657 R
A 00740 R
A 00197 L
A 00121 L – 1954; most likely issued late 1954; LP cover shows the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00260 L
400 003 AE
A 00280/82 L*
A 01125 L
A 00111 R
A 01600 R – 1953; this album does not show the Mozart Jubilee logo, but there are copies with a sticker
A 01142 L
400 004 AE – 1955; this 7 inch EP does not show the Mozart Jubilee logo

Unmentioned:
A 00339 L – A late 1956 album (thus unmentioned), showing the Mozart Jubilee logo
A 00779 R – 1956-57; this album shows the Mozart Jubilee logo

This listing is incomplete, as the series continued after the release of the booklet (see the two unmentioned issues) . Further more, the record sleeve that comes with the 1956 box “Mozart Miniatuur” (S 06100 R), predicts the series will include 60 albums in 1956. I suppose most of these (definitely more than the 34 items listed above) were released before 1956.

Some releases do not bear the Mozart Jubilee logo, though in some cases stickers were used to drag these issues into the series, probably pasted on left-over covers at a later moment.

Numbers marked with a asterisk are in my collection; links to scans will be added for these releases in the following days and weeks (blue numbers are linked already). Other details will be added as well.