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
The Mozart Album / Lang Lang
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 308253   Number of Discs: 2
On sale!
CD: $13.89
In Stock
On sale!     CD:  $13.89 Add CD to Cart

Robert Casadesus Plays Mozart
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Sony (Nax615)  
Catalog: 7808372   Number of Discs: 5
On sale!
CD: $13.49
In Stock
On sale!     CD:  $13.49 Add CD to Cart

Bruno Walter Conducts Mozart
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 7906832   Number of Discs: 6
On sale!
CD: $13.99
In Stock
On sale!     CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

Mozart: The Piano Quartets / Ax, Stern, Ma, Laredo
Release Date: 10/14/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 56121   Number of Discs: 1
On sale!
ArkivCD $12.99
Special Order
On sale!   $17.98   ArkivCD:  $12.99 Add to Cart

The Berliner Philharmoniker Play Mozart
Release Date: 03/25/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 7761522   Number of Discs: 7
On sale!
CD: $14.99
In Stock
On sale!     CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

Work: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467

Browse 126-150 of 178 Available Recordings
1 2 ... 5 6 7 8
  • 126.
    Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos / Géza Anda, Salzburg Mozarteum
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469510 Release Date: 05/14/2002   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Géza Anda
    Conductor:  Géza Anda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
    Recommendation
    On sale! $63.98
    CD: $58.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $63.98   CD:  $58.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $47.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 127.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 21 & 24 / Anderszewski, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 45504 Release Date: 04/09/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Conductor:  Piotr Anderszewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 128.
    Schumann, Mozart: Piano Concertos / Lipatti, Karajan, Et Al
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 67775 Release Date: 04/09/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Dinu Lipatti
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $11.97
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $11.97   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 129.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 20 & 21 / Toyama, Wit, Et Al
    Label: Camerata Records   Catalog: 577 Release Date: 10/30/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Keiko Toyama
    Conductor:  Antoni Wit,  Jörg Ewald Dähler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra members
    On sale! $25.98
    CD: $20.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $25.98   CD:  $20.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 130.
    Golden - Great Conductors At The Piano / Kempe, Kubelik, Etc
    Label: Melodram   Catalog: 40048 Release Date: 07/31/2001   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Alfredo Casella,  Antonín Dvorák,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Alfred Brendel,  Norbert Brainin,  Peter Schidlof,  Robert Casadesus  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugen Jochum,  Rudolf Kempe,  Rafael Kubelik,  Fritz Rieger
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
    On sale! $79.98
    CD: $76.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $79.98   CD:  $76.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 131.
    The Classics - Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 & 23 / Pommier
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 61852 Release Date: 05/08/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier
    Conductor:  Jean-Bernard Pommier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 132.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos / Bilson, Gardiner, English Baroque
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463111 Release Date: 03/13/2001   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Malcolm Bilson,  Robert Levin,  Melvyn Tan
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
    On sale! $71.98
    CD: $67.49
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $71.98   CD:  $67.49 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $53.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 133.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 9, 21, 13, 23 / Nicholson
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 51042 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Linda Nicholson
    Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Coloniensis
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 134.
    Rubinstein Collection Vol 61 - Mozart: Piano Concertos
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 63061 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
    Conductor:  Josef Krips,  Alfred Wallenstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 135.
    Rare Recordings (1936-45) / Wilhelm Kempff
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1071 Release Date: 10/24/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Gabriel Fauré,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff
    Conductor:  Peter Raabe,  Hans Weisbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leipzig Symphony Orchestra
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 136.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos, Etc / Jarrett, Davies, Stuttgarter
    Label: Ecm   Catalog: 449670 Release Date: 08/08/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Keith Jarrett
    Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $22.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 137.
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 & 24 / Curzon, Kubelik, Et Al
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 95453 Release Date: 07/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Clifford Curzon
    Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 138.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 21 & 27 / Barenboim, English Co
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 73572 Release Date: 10/19/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
    CD: $7.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $7.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $5.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 139.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 20 & 21 / Anda, Salzburg Mozarteum
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 4632342 Release Date: 10/04/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Géza Anda
    Conductor:  Géza Anda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
    Import CD
    $12.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 140.
    Mozart: Symphonies Nos 35 & 41 / Karajan, Anda
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453199 Release Date: 07/02/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Géza Anda
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 141.
    Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos / Barenboim, English Co
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 72930 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
    On sale! $77.98
    CD: $68.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $77.98   CD:  $68.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 142.
    Earl Wild Goes To The Movies - Liszt, Rózsa, Steiner, Et Al
    Label: Ivory Classics   Catalog: 70801 Release Date: 06/23/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Miklós Rózsa,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Earl Wild
    Conductor:  Anthony Randall,  Russell Stanger,  Charles Gerhardt,  Douglas Gamley  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Promenade Orchestra,  Douglas Gamley Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $16.98
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.98   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 143.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 17, 19, 21 And 25, Etc / Ambache
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 61445 Release Date: 05/05/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Diana Ambache
    Conductor:  Diana Ambache
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Orchestra
    CD: $11.99
    Back Order
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 144.
    Favorite Piano Concertos Vol 1 - Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven...
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 462176 Release Date: 03/17/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Charles Litolff,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Franz Liszt,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Misha Dichter,  Byron Janis,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Alfred Brendel  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Antal Doráti,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $17.99
    CD: $13.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $17.99   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 145.
    Mozart Legendary Interpretations - Robert Casadesus
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 46519 Release Date: 02/27/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Robert Casadesus,  Gaby Casadesus
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale!
    ArkivCD $29.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $33.98   ArkivCD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 146.
    Gieseking Plays Mozart - Piano Concertos And Sonatas
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 4008 Release Date: 02/17/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Walter Gieseking
    Conductor:  Igor Markevitch,  Guido Cantelli,  Victor Desarzens,  Volkmar Andreae
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic,  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $29.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 147.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos 20, 21, 23, 24 & 25 / Ashkenazy
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 452958 Release Date: 08/26/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $11.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 148.
    Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos / Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orch
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 443727 Release Date: 06/24/1997   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Daniel Barenboim,  Fou Ts'ong
    Conductor:  István Kertész,  Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra
    On sale! $79.98
    CD: $75.49
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $79.98   CD:  $75.49 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $59.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 149.
    Mozart: Great Piano Concertos / Gulda, Abbado, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453079 Release Date: 04/01/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Friedrich Gulda
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    On sale! $37.99
    Import CD
    $34.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $37.99   CD:  $34.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 150.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 17 & 21 / Pires, Abbado
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 439941 Release Date: 06/11/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    CD: $15.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

1 2 ... 5 6 7 8