Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Biography

Born: Jan 27, 1756; Austria   Died: Dec 5, 1791; Austria   Period: Classical
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not only one of the greatest composers of the Classical period, but one of the greatest of all time. Surprisingly, he is not identified with radical formal or harmonic innovations, or with the profound kind of symbolism heard in some of Bach's works. Mozart's best music has a natural flow and irresistible charm, and can express humor, joy or sorrow with both conviction and mastery. His operas, especially his later Read more efforts, are brilliant examples of high art, as are many of his piano concertos and later symphonies. Even his lesser compositions and juvenile works feature much attractive and often masterful music.

Mozart was the last of seven children, of whom five did not survive early childhood. By the age of three he was playing the clavichord, and at four he began writing short compositions. Young Wolfgang gave his first public performance at the age of five at Salzburg University, and in January, 1762, he performed on harpsichord for the Elector of Bavaria. There are many astonishing accounts of the young Mozart's precocity and genius. At the age of seven, for instance, he picked up a violin at a musical gathering and sight-read the second part of a work with complete accuracy, despite his never having had a violin lesson.

In the years 1763 - 1766, Mozart, along with his father Leopold, a composer and musician, and sister Nannerl, also a musically talented child, toured London, Paris, and other parts of Europe, giving many successful concerts and performing before royalty. The Mozart family returned to Salzburg in November 1766. The following year young Wolfgang composed his first opera, Apollo et Hyacinthus. Keyboard concertos and other major works were also coming from his pen now.

In 1769, Mozart was appointed Konzertmeister at the Salzburg Court by the Archbishop. Beginning that same year, the Mozarts made three tours of Italy, where the young composer studied Italian opera and produced two successful efforts, Mitridate and Lucio Silla. In 1773, Mozart was back in Austria, where he spent most of the next few years composing. He wrote all his violin concertos between 1774 and 1777, as well as Masses, symphonies, and chamber works.

In 1780, Mozart wrote his opera Idomeneo, which became a sensation in Munich. After a conflict with the Archbishop, Mozart left his Konzertmeister post and settled in Vienna. He received a number of commissions now and took on a well-paying but unimportant Court post. In 1782 Mozart married Constanze Weber and took her to Salzburg the following year to introduce her to his family. 1782 was also the year that saw his opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail staged with great success.

In 1784, Mozart joined the Freemasons, apparently embracing the teachings of that group. He would later write music for certain Masonic lodges. In the early- and mid-1780s, Mozart composed many sonatas and quartets, and often appeared as soloist in the fifteen piano concertos he wrote during this period. Many of his commissions were for operas now, and Mozart met them with a string of masterpieces. Le nozze di Figaro came 1786, Don Giovanni in 1787, Cosě fan tutte in 1790 and Die Zauberflöte in 1791. Mozart made a number of trips in his last years, and while his health had been fragile in previous times, he displayed no serious condition or illness until he developed a fever of unknown origin near the end of 1791. Read less

Mozart: Violin Concertos 3, 4 & 5 / Steinbacher
Release Date: 04/29/2014   Label: Pentatone  
Catalog: 186479   Number of Discs: 1
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24 / Sudbin, Vanska
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Catalog: 1978   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Harnoncourt, Zeppenfeld, Fredrich, Richter, Kleiter, Werba [blu-ray]
Release Date: 07/15/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 300573   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Fredrich, Kleiter, Harnoncourt
Release Date: 07/15/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 300572   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart: Requiem / Butt, Dunedin Consort
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Linn Records  
Catalog: 449   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618

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  • 201.
    Ave Verum - Favorite Parish Anthems / Brown, Clare College
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7109 Release Date: 08/22/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Henry Walford Davies,  Gordon Jacob,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Dominic Wheeler,  Ian Thomas,  Ruth Morris,  Nick Hudson  ... 
    Conductor:  Timothy Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
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  • 202.
    Hallelujah! - Great Choral Classics / Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 443381 Release Date: 10/11/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Brackett,  Traditional,  J. T. White,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  John Longhurst,  Robert Cundick
    Conductor:  Jerold Ottley,  Julius Rudel,  Joseph Silverstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra,  Utah Symphony Orchestra
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  • 203.
    Cinema Classics 7
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 556627 Release Date: 10/04/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Luigi Boccherini,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Csaba Onczay,  Takako Nishizaki,  Jénö Jandó,  Zoltán Tokos  ... 
    Conductor:  Johannes Wildner,  Alexander Rahbari,  Kenneth Jean,  András Ligeti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Cassovia,  Kosice Teachers' Chorus,  Danubius String Quartet  ... 
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  • 204.
    Mozart: Great Mass In C Minor / Marriner, Te Kanawa,  Et Al
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 438999 Release Date: 09/20/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Robert Lloyd
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
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  • 205.
    Mozart - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony Classical   Catalog: 64053 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Murray Perahia,  Ferruccio Furlanetto,  Elzbieta Szmytka,  Dale Clevenger  ... 
    Conductor:  Murray Perahia,  Bruno Weil,  Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden,  Erich Leinsdorf  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Tafelmusik,  European Baroque Soloists  ... 
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  • 206.
    Allegri: Miserere And Other Choral Masterpieces
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8550827 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Di Mauro,  Martina Koppelstetter
    Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly,  Mátyás Antal,  Johannes Wildner,  Zdenek Kosler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Camerata,  Hungarian Radio Chorus,  Failoni Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 207.
    Mozart: Coronation Mass, Ave Verum Corpus / Wildner, Coles
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8550495 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  John Dickie,  Anna Di Mauro,  Priti Coles,  Andrea Martin
    Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Teachers' Chorus,  Camerata Cassovia
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  • 208.
    Great Choral Music
    Label: Sony Classical Infinity Digital   Catalog: 57254 Release Date: 02/08/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Schubert,  Charles Gounod,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Titov,  Valeria Stenkina
    Conductor:  Alexander Titov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Conservatory Chorus,  St. Petersburg Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
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  • 209.
    Panis Angelicus - Favorite Motets / Westminster Cathedral Choir
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66669 Release Date: 01/04/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Felix Mendelssohn,  William Henry Harris,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Eamonn O'Dwyer,  Mark Kennedy,  Ian Simock,  Nicholas Keay  ... 
    Conductor:  James O'Donnell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
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  • 210.
    Anthems From Salisbury / Seal, Salisbury Cathedral Choir
    Label: Meridian Records   Catalog: 84025 Release Date: 09/18/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Marco Enrico Bossi,  Johannes Brahms,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Colin Walsh
    Conductor:  Richard Seal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salisbury Cathedral Choir
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  • 211.
    Mozart: Kronungsmesse / Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 426275 Release Date: 09/03/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Edith Mathis,  Jadwiga Rappé,  Hans-Peter Blochwitz,  Thomas Quasthoff
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle
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  • 212.
    Schubert: Masses / Wolf, Hansman, Lipovsek, Spitzer
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 93325 Release Date: 07/06/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Brigitte Poschner-Klebel,  Leopold Spitzer,  Rotraud Hansmann,  Hans Reinprecht  ... 
    Conductor:  Friedrich Wolf
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna "St Augustin" Chorus,  Vienna "St Augustin" Orchestra
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  • 213.
    Alessandro Moreschi - The Last Castrato
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 9823 Release Date: 01/21/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Tomás Luis de Victoria,  Giovanni Aldega,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Alessandro Moreschi
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  • 214.
    Mozart: The Complete Masonic Music / Maag, Equiluz, Rapf
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 5055 Release Date: 11/09/1992   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Karl Georg von Reutter
    Performer:  Kurt Rapf,  Kurt Equiluz,  Leo Heppe,  Rudolf Resch  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Maag
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Male Chorus,  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra,  Vienna Volksoper Chorus
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  • 215.
    The Westminster Choir - O Magnum Mysterium
    Label: Chesky Records   Catalog: 83 Release Date: 11/09/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edgar Bainton,  Benjamin Britten,  William Byrd,  Peter Christian Lutkin  ... 
    Performer:  Nancianne Parrella
    Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir
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  • 216.
    O For The Wings Of A Dove / Westminster Abbey Choir, Et Al
    Label: Chandos Collect   Catalog: 6519 Release Date: 10/28/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Herbert Howells  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir,  Ely Cathedral Choir,  Westminster Abbey Choir
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  • 217.
    Mozart: Grosse Messe Kv 427, Etc / Leonard Bernstein
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431791 Release Date: 05/12/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Arleen Augér,  Frank Lopardo,  Cornelius Hauptmann,  Frederica Von Stade
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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  • 218.
    Mozart: Missa Longa, Etc / Schmidt-gaden, Tolzer Knabenchor
    Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series   Catalog: 46493 Release Date: 07/02/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christian Günther,  Carsten Müller,  Christian Immler,  Philip Cieslewicz
    Conductor:  Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  European Baroque Soloists
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  • 219.
    The Best Of Mozart
    Label: Rca Victrola   Catalog: 60773 Release Date: 06/06/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Géza Anda,  Leontyne Price,  Tatiana Troyanos  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer,  Gidon Kremer,  Géza Anda,  Fritz Reiner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 220.
    Ave Maria / Kiri Te Kanawa, Choir Of St. Paul's Cathedral
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 412629 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Franz Schubert,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Thelma Owen,  Crispian Steele-Perkins,  Neil Black  ... 
    Conductor:  Barry Rose
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 221.
    Choral Masterpieces / Robert Shaw, Atlanta So & Chorus
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80119 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  George Frideric Handel,  Hector Berlioz,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanné Brown,  Oliver Sueing,  Wayne Baughman
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Chorus,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 222.
    Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate, Etc / Davis, Te Kanawa, Et Al
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 412873 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Gwynne Howell,  Elisabeth Bainbridge,  Ryland Davies
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 223.
    Mozart: Requiem, Ave Verum Corpus / Muti, Pace
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 49640 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Patrizia Pace,  Frank Lopardo,  Waltraud Meier,  James Morris
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Chamber Choir,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Swedish Radio Chorus
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  • 224.
    The Mozart Album / Canadian Brass
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 44545 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
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  • 225.
    Frohe Weihnacht / Rene Kollo
    Label: Eurodisc   Catalog: 269153 Release Date: 08/02/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Georges Bizet,  Michael Praetorius,  René Kollo  ... 
    Performer:  René Kollo
    Conductor:  Siegfried Köhler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graunke Symphony Orchestra
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