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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: Piano Concertos 18 & 19 / Uchida, Cleveland
Release Date: 09/02/2014   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 002130402   Number of Discs: 1
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Opus Arte Mozart DVD 3-Pack
Release Date: 10/27/2014   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 4990   Number of Discs: 6
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The Mozart Album / Lang Lang
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 308253   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera / Ainsley, Gens, Bolton
Release Date: 01/09/2007   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 000814709   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 22 & 24 / Angela Hewitt
Release Date: 07/08/2014   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 68049   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade]

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  • 101.
    Mozart: Don Giovanni (Highlights) / Leinsdorf, Siepi, Et Al
    Label: London/Decca Opera Gala Series   Catalog: 458245 Release Date: 02/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Fernando Corena,  Cesare Valletti,  Heinz Horst Blankenburg,  Eugenia Ratti  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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  • 102.
    Prima Voce - Heinrich Schlusnus In Opera & Song
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7907 Release Date: 02/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aimé Maillart,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Heinrich Schlusnus,  Richard Strauss,  Frida Leider
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 103.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Cesare Siepi
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89511 Release Date: 01/30/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Augusto Rotoli,  Francesco Paolo Tosti,  Luigi Denza  ... 
    Performer:  Cesare Siepi
    Conductor:  Alfredo Simonetto,  Arturo Basile,  Cesare Gallino
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin
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  • 104.
    Arias - Matthias Goerne / Manfred Honeck, Swedish Radio So
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467263 Release Date: 12/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Alban Berg,  Richard Strauss,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold  ... 
    Performer:  Matthias Goerne,  Dorothea Röschmann
    Conductor:  Manfred Honeck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Adolf Frederik Childrens Choir,  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Swedish Radio Chorus members
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  • 105.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Paolo Silveri
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89505 Release Date: 11/28/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Charles Gounod,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Paolo Silveri
    Conductor:  Stanford Robinson,  Hugo Rignold,  Karl Rankl,  Franco Patanč  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra  ... 
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  • 106.
    The Mozart Effect - Music For Little Ones
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84347 Release Date: 10/03/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Leopold Mozart
    Performer:  Karl-Heinz Schickhaus,  Jószef Balogh,  Jénö Jandó,  János Sebestyén  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sobotka,  Hans Stadlmair,  Harald Nerat,  Nicholas Ward  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Munich Chamber Orchestra,  Danubius String Quartet  ... 
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  • 107.
    The Mozart Effect: Music For Babies Vol. 2, Nighty Night
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84331 Release Date: 09/05/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó
    Conductor:  Harald Nerat,  Nicholas Ward
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danubius String Quartet,  Capella Istropolitana,  Éder String Quartet  ... 
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  • 108.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Tito Gobbi
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89194 Release Date: 07/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ermenegildo Ruccione,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Tito Gobbi,  Gino Bechi,  Maria Caniglia
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  • 109.
    Romantic Master - Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions / Earl Wild
    Label: Ivory Classics   Catalog: 70907 Release Date: 07/18/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fritz Kreisler,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frank Churchill  ... 
    Performer:  Earl Wild
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  • 110.
    The Greatest Mozart Show On Earth
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 466494 Release Date: 04/03/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Leontyne Price,  Bryn Terfel,  András Schiff,  Margaret Marshall  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Willi Boskovsky,  Sir Georg Solti,  George Guest  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Mozart Ensemble,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 111.
    The Prima Voce Treasury Of Opera Vol 1
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 1742 Release Date: 02/15/2000   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Jules Massenet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Franz Lehár  ... 
    Performer:  Eidé Noréna,  Conchita Supervia,  Tito Schipa,  Riccardo Stracciari  ... 
    Conductor:  Henri Défosse,  Angelo Albergoni,  Giorgio Polacco,  Nils Grevillius  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odeon-Künstler Orchestra,  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 112.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Mariano Stabile
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89180 Release Date: 11/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arrigo Boito,  Riccardo Zandonai,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Mariano Stabile,  Rina Agozzino,  Giuseppe Nessi,  Natalia De Santis  ... 
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  • 113.
    Cantolopera - Bass Vol 1
    Label: Cantolopera Records   Catalog: 95036 Release Date: 09/14/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Marco Pauluzzo,  Valter Carignano
    Conductor:  Antonello Gotta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Compagnia d'Opera Italiana Orchestra,  Compagnia d'Opera Italiana Chorus
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  • 114.
    Recitals - An Evening With Tito Gobbi
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 2003 Release Date: 04/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Tito Gobbi,  Mario Del Monaco,  Irmgard Seefried
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  • 115.
    Berlin Gala / Abbado, Alvarez, Freni, Keenlyside, Schäfer
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 459555 Release Date: 04/13/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Georges Bizet,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Simon Keenlyside,  Marcelo Alvarez,  Christine Schäfer,  Mirella Freni
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 116.
    Four Italian Baritones Of The Past - Molinari, Et Al
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89962 Release Date: 03/02/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Enrico Molinari,  Carlo Galeffi
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  • 117.
    Label: Caprice Records   Catalog: 21586 Release Date: 11/17/1998   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Charles Gounod,  Ivar Widéen,  Erik Gustaf Geijer  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  John Forsell,  Martha Ohlson,  Armas Järnefelt  ... 
    Conductor:  Hjalmar Meissner,  Bruno Seidler-Winkler
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  • 118.
    Mozart For A Merry Christmas - Holiday Greeting From Mozart
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 456454 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Sylvia McNair,  Heinz Holliger,  Ursula Holliger
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Willi Boskovsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holliger Wind Ensemble members,  English Baroque Soloists,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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  • 119.
    Famous German Baritones Of The Past
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89967 Release Date: 07/04/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Conradin Kreutzer,  Heinrich Marschner  ... 
    Performer:  Erich Kunz,  Hans Hotter,  Hans Wocke,  Josef Herrmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt,  Heinrich Hollreiser,  Otto Dobrindt,  Bruno Seidler-Winkler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 120.
    Bach Hits Back, A Cappella Amadeus / Swingle Singers
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 61472 Release Date: 05/05/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gottfried H. Stölzel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
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  • 121.
    Piano Reflections - Encore Favorites / Margery Mcduffie
    Label: Aca Digital   Catalog: 20056 Release Date: 02/24/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Isidore Philipp,  Gabriel Fauré,  Moritz Moszkowski  ... 
    Performer:  Margery McDuffie
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  • 122.
    The Only Opera Cd You'll Ever Need
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 68823 Release Date: 10/14/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Anna Moffo,  Helen Donath,  Roberta Peters,  Robert Merrill  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn,  Erich Leinsdorf,  Lorin Maazel,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Orchestra  ... 
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  • 123.
    Four Famous Italian Baritones
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89988 Release Date: 08/19/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giacomo Puccini,  Francesco Cilča  ... 
    Performer:  Mario Basiola,  Tito Gobbi,  Carlo Tagliabue,  Gino Bechi
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  • 124.
    Mattia Battistini - Il Re Dei Baritoni
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89304 Release Date: 03/18/1997   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Luigi Denza,  Francesco Paolo Tosti,  Augusto Rotoli  ... 
    Performer:  Mattia Battistini,  Carlo Sabajno,  Elvira Barbieri,  Vincenzo Bettoni  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 125.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Giuseppe De Luca Vol 3
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89135 Release Date: 02/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gioachino Rossini,  Hector Berlioz,  Francesco Morlacchi  ... 
    Performer:  Giuseppe de Luca,  Ferruccio Corradetti
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