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: Don Giovanni / Currentzis, Musicaeterna
Release Date: 11/04/2016   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 531603   Number of Discs: 3
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Haitink, Fleming, Glyndebourne Festival
Release Date: 04/30/2013   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 2039   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: The Christmas Album
Release Date: 11/18/2016   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002587002   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition
Release Date: 10/28/2016   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 002549202   Number of Discs: 200
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Haitink, Fleming, Glyndebourne Festival
Release Date: 09/16/2003   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 2039   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 51.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 9 & 21 / 	Mitsuko Uchida, Cleveland Orchestra
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001718102 Release Date: 09/04/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida
    Conductor:  Mitsuko Uchida
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
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  • 52.
    Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos / Perahia
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 1914112 Release Date: 08/07/2012   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Murray Perahia,  Radu Lupu
    Conductor:  Murray Perahia
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 53.
    Mozart's Last 8 Piano Concertos / Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2066098 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 54.
    Mozart's Last 8 Piano Concertos / Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker [Blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2066094 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Great Piano Concertos
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501056 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Stefan Vladar,  Idil Biret,  Eldar Nebolsin  ... 
    Conductor:  András Ligeti,  Mátyás Antal,  Barry Wordsworth,  Antoni Wit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus,  Capella Istropolitana,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 56.
    Mozart: Popular Piano Concertos / Daniel Barenboim
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 6787122 Release Date: 03/26/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
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  • 57.
    Icon - Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 6790862 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Johannes Brahms,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Herbert von Karajan,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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  • 58.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 20 & 21 / Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 24265 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Arthur Schoonderwoerd
    Conductor:  Arthur Schoonderwoerd
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cristofori
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  • 59.
    Ultimate Piano Concerto Collection (W/Cdrom) (Box)
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9098 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Frédéric Chopin,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Derek Han,  Evgeny Kissin,  Karin Lechner,  Klára Würtz  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman,  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Eduardo Marturet  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Israel Chamber Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 60.
    Lumieres - Music Of The Enlightenment [30-CD Set]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908601 Release Date: 10/01/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg,  Véronique Gens,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Marie McLaughlin  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie,  Daniel Reuss,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus  ... 
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  • 61.
    Radu Lupu - Complete Decca Concerto Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001581402 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    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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  • 62.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 24 / Shelley, City Of London Sinfonia
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1167 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Howard Shelley
    Conductor:  Howard Shelley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
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  • 63.
    Piano Concertos - Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94095 Release Date: 06/28/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Alfred Brendel,  Karin Lechner,  Paolo Giacometti,  Nelson Freire  ... 
    Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher,  Heinz Wallberg,  Eduardo Marturet,  Arie Van Beek  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 64.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos / Brendel, Marriner, ASMF [12-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001545902 Release Date: 04/19/2011   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ingrid Haebler,  Alfred Brendel,  Imogen Cooper,  Ton Koopman
    Conductor:  Eduard Melkus,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 65.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2  / Primakov
    Label: Bridge   Catalog: 9339 Release Date: 04/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Vassily Primakov
    Conductor:  Simon Gaudenz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
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  • 66.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 21 & 24
    Label: Classical Records   Catalog: 116 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Mikhail Voskresensky
    Conductor:  Leonid Nikolaev
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  • 67.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos, Vol. 6 / Zacharias, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog: 9401646 Release Date: 10/05/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christian Zacharias
    Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
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  • 68.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 21 & 20 / Vered, Katchen, Foster, Munchinger
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 425506 Release Date: 06/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ilana Vered,  Julius Katchen
    Conductor:  Lawrence Foster,  Karl Münchinger
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
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  • 69.
    Mozart: The Piano Concertos / Schmidt, Masur
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300035 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Annerose Schmidt
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 70.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos K 271 & 467 / Wurtz, Vermeulen
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93896 Release Date: 02/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Klára Würtz
    Conductor:  Dirk Vermeulen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prima La Musica
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  • 71.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 16 & 21 / Katsaris
    Label: Piano 21   Catalog: 25 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Cyprien Katsaris
    Conductor:  Yoon K. Lee
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 72.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 21 & 25 / Diana Ambache
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 91459 Release Date: 09/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Diana Ambache
    Conductor:  Diana Ambache
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Orchestra
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  • 73.
    Icon - Artur Schnabel - Scholar of the Piano
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 65064 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Artur Schnabel,  Karl Ulrich Schnabel,  Claude Hobday
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Sir Malcolm Sargent
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Pro Arte String Quartet
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  • 74.
    Dresden Philharmonic -  Legendary Masterworks Recordings
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 184522 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Johannes Brahms,  Aram Khachaturian,  Gerhard Rosenfeld  ... 
    Performer:  Mirka Pokorná,  Gustav Schmahl,  Annerose Schmidt,  Nelson Freire
    Conductor:  Heinz Bongartz,  Horst Förster,  Kurt Masur,  Günther Herbig  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 75.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos No 1, 21 & 25 / Freeman, Han, Philharmonia Orchestra
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93288 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Derek Han
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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