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
Release Date: 07/10/2015   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002344102   Number of Discs: 10
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Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante / Pine, Marriner, ASMF
Release Date: 01/13/2015   Label: Avie  
Catalog: 2317   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / Damrau, Villazon, Prohaska
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Catalog: 002347402   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 - Violin Concertos / Hilary Hahn
Release Date: 03/31/2015   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002269802   Number of Discs: 1
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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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    Berlin Philharmonic - Centenary Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001923302 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 50
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    Britten The Performer - Complete Decca Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001922102 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 27
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
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    Fritz Reiner - The Complete RCA Album Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 370198 Release Date: 10/15/2013   Number of Discs: 63
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Johannes Brahms,  Rolf Liebermann,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
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    Wolfgang Sawallisch In Prague [5-CD Set]
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 4140 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Antonín Dvorák,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Bohuslav Martinu  ... 
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    Mozart: The Last Symphonies / Herreweghe, Champs Elysees Orchestra
    Label: Phi   Catalog: 011 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
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    Label: Urania   Catalog: 4202 Release Date: 07/16/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
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  • 32.
    Bruno Walter - The Edition
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 548952 Release Date: 07/02/2013   Number of Discs: 39
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Walter Hendl,  John Corigliano Sr.,  Leonard Rose,  Martha Lipton  ... 
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    Claudio Abbado - The Symphony Edition [41-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001846502 Release Date: 07/02/2013   Number of Discs: 41
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Violeta Urmana,  Thomas Moser,  Thomas Quasthoff,  Karita Mattila  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Herbert Von Karajan Conducts Mozart, Bruckner
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5102 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mozart: Complete Symphonies / Barry Wordsworth, 	Nicholas Ward [11-CD Set]
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501109 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Nicholas Ward,  Barry Wordsworth
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra,  Capella Istropolitana
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    Sawallisch Conducts Mozart, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Haydn, Schubert, Orff
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 12041 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Jan Pospichal,  Ernst Weissensteiner,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Wolfgang Klos  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
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  • 37.
    Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol 7: 2000-2010
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 12004 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Leos Janácek,  Richard Strauss,  Alphons Diepenbrock,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
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  • 38.
    Mozart: Symphonies; Overtures; Serenades / Klemperer
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 043612 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Wind Quintet And Ensemble
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  • 39.
    Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001739702 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
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    From Bach To Wagner / Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 35657 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Janet Baker
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
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  • 41.
    Arturo Toscanini - The Complete RCA Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 791631 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 85
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Eileen Farrell,  Nan Merriman,  Jan Peerce,  Norman Scott  ... 
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    Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra,  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Chorus  ... 
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  • 42.
    The Early Years - Bohm Conducts Mozart
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 438956 Release Date: 06/17/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Waldemar Kmentt,  Ira Malaniuk,  Kurt Böhme,  Teresa Stich-Randall
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 43.
    Mozart: The Last Six Symphonies / Klemperer
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 55932 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 44.
    Great Classical Symphonies
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501060 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Manfred Fink,  Hasmik Papian,  Ruxandra Donose,  Claudio Otelli
    Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth,  Béla Drahos
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia,  Nicolaus Esterházy Chorus
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    Icon - Bruno Walter: The Early Years
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 6790262 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Bruno Walter,  Lauritz Melchior,  Alfred Jerger,  Emanuel List  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Walter
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  British Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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    Mozart: Symphonies 38 & 41 / Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2901958 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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    Mozart: Complete Symphonies / Jaap Ter Linden, Mozart Akademie Amsterdam
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94295 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Mozart Academy
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    Mozart: Symphonies / Bruno Walter, New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony
    Label: Andromeda   Catalog: 5048 Release Date: 01/01/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Bruno Walter
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic
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    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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    Mozart: Symphonies 32, 35, 36, 39, 41 / Saraste, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 96370 Release Date: 05/03/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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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