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, Così 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: Concertos & Sonatas / Friedrich Gulda
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Catalog: 002344102   Number of Discs: 10
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 And 21
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Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Eschenbach, Hartelius, Pisaroni, Chappuis
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Catalog: 2072748   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart After Mozart
Release Date: 07/31/2015   Label: Dynamic  
Catalog: 7723   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Die Schuldigkeit Des Ersten Gebots / Ian Page, Classical Opera
Release Date: 10/29/2013   Label: Signum U.k.  
Catalog: 343   Number of Discs: 2
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Work: Requiem in D minor, K 626

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  • 101.
    Mozart: Requiem / Solti, Bartoli, Auger, Cole, Pape, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000250609 Release Date: 06/15/2004  
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  René Pape,  Cecilia Bartoli,  Arleen Augér,  Vinson Cole
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 102.
    Mozart: Choral Masterpieces / Somary, Bogard, Lewis, Et Al
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 1508 Release Date: 04/27/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ann Murray,  Richard Lewis,  Carole Bogard,  Michael Rippon
    Conductor:  Johannes Somary
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Amor Artis Chorale
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  • 103.
    Mozart: Requiem / Kuijken Kwartet
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72121 Release Date: 04/06/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Sigiswald Kuijken,  Wieland Kuijken,  Marleen Thiers,  François Fernandez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken String Quartet
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  • 104.
    Mozart: Requiem / Karajan, Tomowa-sintow, Baltsa, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471639 Release Date: 01/14/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  José Van Dam,  Rudolf Scholz,  Anna Tomowa-Sintow,  Agnes Baltsa  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
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  • 105.
    Mozart: Requiem / Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 211 Release Date: 01/01/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Susan Gritton,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers,  Timothy Robinson,  Peter [bass voice] Rose
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Chorus,  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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  • 106.
    Mozart: Requiem / Labadie, Gauvin, Lemieux, Tessier, Et Al
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90310 Release Date: 09/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Nathan Berg,  Karina Gauvin,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  John Tessier
    Conductor:  Bernard Labadie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy,  La Chapelle de Quebec
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  • 107.
    Mozart: Requiem; J.C. Bach / Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 18198 Release Date: 09/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Christian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marie-Noëlle de Callataÿ,  Annette Markert,  Robert Getchell,  Peter Harvey
    Conductor:  Jos van Veldhoven
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Bach Society Baroque Orchestra,  Netherlands Bach Society Choir
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  • 108.
    Mozart: Requiem K 626 / Bernius, Jezovsek, Schubert, Et Al
    Label: Carus   Catalog: 83207 Release Date: 07/16/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Vasiljka Jezovsek,  Claudia Schubert,  Marcus Ullmann,  Michael Volle
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Baroque Ensemble,  Stuttgart Chamber Choir
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  • 109.
    Mozart: Requiem / Corboz, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 89421 Release Date: 05/14/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Elly Ameling,  Barbara Scherler,  Louis Devos,  Roger Soyer  ... 
    Conductor:  Michel Corboz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon,  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus Lisbon
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  • 110.
    Mozart: Requiem (The Süssmayr Version & Unfinished Version)
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30307 Release Date: 03/12/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Christoph Spering
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus Musicus,  Das Neue Orchester
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  • 111.
    Label: Spj Music   Catalog: 90605 Release Date: 02/26/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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  • 112.
    Legends - Mozart: Requiem / Horenstein, Lipp, Weber, Et Al
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 7811 Release Date: 10/16/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Wilma Lipp,  Elisabeth Höngen,  Murray Dickie,  Ludwig Weber
    Conductor:  Jascha Horenstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus
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  • 113.
    Westminster - Mozart: Requiem / Scherchen, Jurinac, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471201 Release Date: 06/12/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Sena Jurinac,  Lucretia West,  Hans Loeffler,  Frederick Guthrie
    Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna Academy Chamber Chorus
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  • 114.
    Mozart: Requiem / Schreier
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 464720 Release Date: 04/17/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Hans-Peter Blochwitz,  Edith Mathis,  Jadwiga Rappé,  Thomas Quasthoff  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle
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  • 115.
    Eloquence - Mozart: Requiem / Karajan, Berlin Po, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469621 Release Date: 03/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Maria Stader,  Wolfgang Meyer,  Walter Berry,  Anton Dermota  ... 
    Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay,  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 116.
    Mozart: Requiem / Golovanov, Shpiller, Gagarina, Et Al
    Label: Boheme Music   Catalog: 4 Release Date: 01/30/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Natalya Shpiller,  V. Gagarina,  Sergei Krasovsky
    Conductor:  Nikolai S. Golovanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  All-Union Radio Chorus,  All-Union Radio/TV Large Symphony Orchestra
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  • 117.
    Mozart: Symphonies No 39, 40, Etc / Karajan, Böhm, Et Al
    Label: Dg Panorama   Catalog: 469160 Release Date: 09/26/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Walter Berry,  Wilma Lipp,  Anton Dermota,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Karl Böhm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 118.
    Mozart: Requiem / Goodman, Janowitz, Hanover Band, Et Al
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5241 Release Date: 06/26/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Martyn Hill,  Julia Bernheimer,  Gundula Janowitz,  David Thomas
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band,  Hanover Band Chorus
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  • 119.
    Mozart: Requiem / Weil, Tafelmusik, Tolzer Boys Choir
    Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series   Catalog: 60764 Release Date: 03/21/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marina Ulewicz,  Jörg Hering,  Harry Van der Kamp,  Barbara Hölzl
    Conductor:  Bruno Weil
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Tafelmusik
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  • 120.
    Mozart: Requiem, Kyrie / Rilling, Stuttgart Bach Collegium
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98146 Release Date: 02/29/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Scot Weir,  Ingeborg Danz,  Andreas Schmidt,  Christiane Oelze
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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  • 121.
    Mozart: Requiem, Exsultate Jubilate / Giulini, Et Al
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 73702 Release Date: 01/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Erika Köth,  Helen Donath,  Robert Tear,  Robert Lloyd  ... 
    Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar,  Carlo Maria Giulini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
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  • 122.
    Mozart: Requiem / Corboz, Dubosc, Podles, De Mey, Et Al
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 5008 Release Date: 10/12/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Catherine Dubosc,  Ewa Podles,  Guy de Mey,  Michel Brodard  ... 
    Conductor:  Michel Corboz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble,  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble
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  • 123.
    Mozart: Requiem / Mattila, Mingardo, Schade, Terfel, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 463181 Release Date: 10/12/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rachel Harnisch,  Kay Johannsen,  Karita Mattila,  Sara Mingardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Chorus,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 124.
    Mozart: Requiem, Ave Verum Corpus / Ton Koopman
    Label: Erato In Excelsis   Catalog: 17909 Release Date: 05/18/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christoph Prégardien,  Barbara Schlick,  Harry Van der Kamp,  Carolyn Watkinson
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Choir,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra,  Netherlands Bach Society Choir
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  • 125.
    Mozart: Requiem / Brüggen, Orchestra Of The 18th Century
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 921111 Release Date: 05/01/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century,  Netherlands Chamber Choir
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


WORKS
1. Molto allegro
2. Andante
3. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio
4. Finale (Allegro assai)
1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante cantabile
3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Molto allegro
1. Allegro
2. Romance (Andante)
3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Rondo (Allegro)
I. Largo - Molto allegro
II. Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II
III. Adagio
IV. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio I - Trio II
V. Romance. Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio
VI. Tema con variazioni - Tema. Andante
Var. 1
Var. 2
Var. 3
Var. 4
Var. 5
Var. 6
VII. Finale. Molto allegro
Concerto No. 20 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, K. 466: I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo. Allegro assai
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace assai
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Menuetto
4. Allegretto con variazioni
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
4. Con moto
Piano Sonata in B-flat, K. 333: Allegro
Andante cantabile
Presto
Introitus: Requiem aeternam
Introitus: Kyrie
Sequentia: Dies irae
Sequentia: Tuba mirum
Sequentia: Rex tremendae
Sequentia: Recordare
Sequentia: Confutatis
Sequentia: Lacrimosa
Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Offertorium: Hostias
Sanctus: Sanctus
Sanctus: Benedictus
Sanctus: Agnus Dei
Communio: Lux Aeterna