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
Dorothea Roschmann: Mozart Arias
Release Date: 01/08/2016   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 88875061262   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5, 9, 15, 18, 21, 27 & 33 / Ibragimova,  Tiberghien
Release Date: 04/29/2016   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 68091   Number of Discs: 1
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Hummel: Mozart's Symphonies Nos. 36
Release Date: 10/09/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572842   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Gran partita / Pinnock, Royal Academy of Music Soloists
Release Date: 04/08/2016   Label: Linn Records  
Catalog: 516   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart / Frost
Release Date: 09/24/2013   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1893   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467

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    Sergio Fiorentino: Early Recordings (1953-1966)
    Label: Piano Classics   Catalog: 104 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Sergio Fiorentino
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    Mozart & Bartok: Piano Concertos / Fischer
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250326 Release Date: 03/18/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Annie Fischer
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Ferenc Fricsay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Philips Classics: The Stereo Years
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002445602 Release Date: 02/19/2016   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Salvatore Accardo,  Elly Ameling,  Dalton Baldwin,  Jörg Demus  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Bernard Haitink,  Raymond Leppard,  Eduard Van Beinum  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Alfred Brendel: Complete Philips Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002434302 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 114
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Alfred Brendel,  Imogen Cooper,  Sylvia McNair,  Eduard Brunner  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Bernard Haitink,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, 21 & 27 / Buchbinder, Staatskapelle Dresden
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 733908 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder
    Conductor:  Rudolf Buchbinder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, 21 & 27 / Buchbinder, Staatskapelle Dresden [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 734004 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder
    Conductor:  Rudolf Buchbinder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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    Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos / Zacharias, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog: 3401900 Release Date: 12/04/2015   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christian Zacharias
    Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
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    Radu Lupu: Complete Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002402202 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Radu Lupu,  Vincent Zarzo,  Han de Vries,  George Pieterson  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Lawrence Foster,  Uri Segal,  Edo De Waart  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Mozart on the Beach / Skoda, Dorner, Cannes Symphony
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 99067 Release Date: 09/11/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Doerner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cannes Symphony Orchestra
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    Stephen Kovacevich: The Complete Philips Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002369302 Release Date: 09/11/2015   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Béla Bartók,  Igor Stravinsky,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich,  Jack Brymer,  Patrick Ireland,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Sir Alexander Gibson,  John Lanchbery
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Octet members  ... 
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    Mozart: Concertos & Sonatas / Friedrich Gulda
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002344102 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Anthony Collins,  Paul Angerer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra of London,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 And 21
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573398 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rachel Calin,  Alon Goldstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fine Arts Quartet
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    Live Recordings From The University Of Illinois, 1949
    Label: Apr (Appian)   Catalog: 7306 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Schubert,  Spoken Word,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Myra Hess
    Conductor:  John Kuypers,  Victor Kolar
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    Dinu Lipatti: The Definitive Programme [limited Edition]
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 350088 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Dinu Lipatti
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23; Rondo
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5135 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ingrid Jacoby
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Maria Joao Pires - Complete Concerto Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002281502 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires,  Christine Schäfer
    Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine,  André Previn,  Claudio Abbado,  Frans Brüggen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 21 / Brautigam, Sampson, Willens
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2054 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ronald Brautigam,  Carolyn Sampson
    Conductor:  Michael Alexander Willens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Academy
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    Phase 4 Stereo - Stereo Concert Series
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002188302 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 41
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa,  Charles A. Zimmerman,  Francis S. Van Boskerck,  George Norton  ... 
    Performer:  Stanley Black,  David Parkhouse,  Alan Loveday,  Robert Merrill  ... 
    Conductor:  Rodney Bashford,  Stanley Black,  Bernard Herrmann,  Edward Downes  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grenadier Guards Band,  London Festival Orchestra,  London Festival Recording Ensemble  ... 
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    The Originals - Legendary Recordings from DG
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002171502 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Pierre Fournier,  Walter Berry  ... 
    Conductor:  David Oistrakh,  Sir Eugene Goossens,  Franz Konwitschny,  Carlos Kleiber  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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  • 20.
    Mozart: The Piano Concertos / Buchbinder, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 14003 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder
    Conductor:  Rudolf Buchbinder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Mozart: Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 1116167 Release Date: 09/02/2014   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Margaret Urquhart,  Pieter-Jan Belder,  Marten Boeken,  Remy Baudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden,  Paul Freeman,  János Ferencsik,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Mozart Academy,  Musica Amphion,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    My Favorite Mozart
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5392 Release Date: 08/26/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Fazil Say,  Sandrine Piau,  Patrick Cohen,  Wolfgang Meyer
    Conductor:  Howard Griffiths,  Laurence Equilbey,  Emmanuel Krivine,  Rinaldo Alessandrini
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    Maria Joao Pires - The Complete Erato Recordings
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 631065 Release Date: 06/24/2014   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires,  Huseyin Sermet
    Conductor:  Claudio Scimone,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Armin Jordan,  Michel Corboz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti,  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra,  Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne  ... 
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    Annie Fischer - The Centennial Collection
    Label: Hungaroton   Catalog: 41011 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Annie Fischer
    Conductor:  Heribert Esser,  Ervin Lukács
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    Martha Argerich Vol 1 - Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21, Sonatas
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 80248 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Martha Argerich
    Conductor:  Peter Maag
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
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