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: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / Matthews, Ticciati
Release Date: 06/24/2016   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 1215   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $29.99
DVD: $23.99
In Stock
On sale!   $29.99   DVD:  $23.99 Add DVD to Cart

Mozart & Schnittke: Kammermusik / Cabeza
Release Date: 06/10/2016   Label: Oehms  
Catalog: 766   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $19.99
CD: $17.99
In Stock
On sale!   $19.99   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

Andras Schiff at Mozartwoche
Release Date: 06/24/2016   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 736508   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $24.99
DVD: $19.99
In Stock
On sale!   $24.99   DVD:  $19.99 Add DVD to Cart

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5 / Kraggerud, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 06/10/2016   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573513   Number of Discs: 1
On sale!
CD: $11.99
In Stock
On sale!     CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

Mozart: Requiem / Prohaska, Mingardo, Schmitt, Pape, Abbado
Release Date: 08/27/2013   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: 20258   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $24.99
DVD: $19.99
In Stock
On sale!   $24.99   DVD:  $19.99 Add DVD to Cart

Work: Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture

Browse 26-50 of 97 Available Recordings
1 2 3 4
  • 26.
    50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music / London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: X5 Music Group   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Samuel Barber  ... 
    Performer:  Pieter Schoeman,  Finghin Collins,  Craig Ogden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $24.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $24.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 27.
    Famous Overtures
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300249 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Daniel-François Auber,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Georges Bizet,  Luigi Cherubini  ... 
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 28.
    Mozart: Overtures / Marcon, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001550902 Release Date: 05/17/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
    CD: $21.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $21.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 29.
    Marquee Mojo
    Label: Klavier Records   Catalog: 11185 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  Anthony Labounty,  Jerry Goldsmith,  David Irish  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas G. Leslie,  Takayoshi "Tad" Suzuki
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 30.
    Toscanini Collection Vol 51 - Overtures
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 60310 Release Date: 03/24/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Bedrich Smetana,  Ambroise Thomas,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 31.
    Mozart: Arias & Overtures / Mertens, Hagel, Capella Weilburgensis
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 10036 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Klaus Mertens
    Conductor:  Doris Hagel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Weilburgensis
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 32.
    A Bournemouth Love Affair / Silvestri, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6124 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  George Enescu,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Conductor:  Constantin Silvestri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $29.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 33.
    The Ultimate Mozart Opera Album
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578064-65 Release Date: 12/14/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Michelle Breedt,  Peter Mikulas,  Joanna Borowska,  Rohangiz Yachmi  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Halász,  Johannes Wildner,  Barry Wordsworth
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 34.
    Forever Mozart [tin]
    Label: Sonoma   Catalog: 124 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    CD: $9.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 35.
    Mozart: Magic Flute Overture, Symphonies 36 & 39 / Lockhart
    Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog: 28390 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  James Lockhart
    CD: $9.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 36.
    The Organ At The Grand Lodge
    Label: Pro Organo   Catalog: 7240 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Albert Lister Peace,  Frederick Bridge,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  W. Eugene Thayer  ... 
    Performer:  Simon Nieminski
    On sale! $24.98
    CD: $19.99
    Back Order
    On sale!   $24.98   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 37.
    Mozart: Die Zauberflote - Magic On The Piano / Babette Dorn
    Label: Genuin Musikproduction   Catalog: 86075 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Muzio Clementi,  Christian Gottlob Neefe,  Johann Baptist Cramer,  Joseph Rheinberger  ... 
    Performer:  Babette Dorn
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 38.
    Basics Highlights - Essential Classics
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 149562 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Bedrich Smetana,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Rösel,  Siegfried Stöckigt,  Sylvia Geszty,  Peter Arne Rohde  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané,  Otmar Suitner,  Kurt Masur,  Václav Neumann  ... 
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 39.
    Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Flute And Harp Concerto, Etc
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 68533 Release Date: 10/26/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marilyn Costello,  Elaine Shaffer,  Jack Brymer
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Sir Thomas Beecham
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    ArkivCD $33.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $33.99 Add to Cart

  • 40.
    Mozart: Die Zauberflote Highlights / Roger Norrington
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54492 Release Date: 09/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Catherine Denley,  Nancy Argenta,  Eirian James,  Guy de Mey  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Norrington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  London Classical Players
    ArkivCD $17.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $17.99 Add to Cart

  • 41.
    Mozart: Overtures / Alessandrini, Norwegian National Orchestra
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30479 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 42.
    Magic Of Classical - Most Beautiful Classical Works
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 149452 Release Date: 08/11/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Edvard Grieg,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Annerose Schmidt
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Otmar Suitner,  Heinz Rögner,  Helmut Koch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 43.
    Suitner Conducts Mozart - Opera Highlights
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 183982 Release Date: 11/24/2008   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Joachim Freyer,  Peter Schreier,  Theo Adam,  Sylvia Geszty  ... 
    Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Berlin Staatskapelle Chorus
    Recommendation
    CD: $34.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $34.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 44.
    Best Karajan 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 15206 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Bernard Walton,  Dennis Brain,  Lothar Koch,  Maurice André  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 45.
    Mozart: Opera Arrangements For Clarinets & Basset Horn / Leister, Magistrelli, Et Al
    Label: Camerata Records   Catalog: 28094 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Luigi Magistrelli,  Laura Magistrelli,  Karl Leister
    On sale! $25.98
    CD: $20.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $25.98   CD:  $20.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 46.
    101 Opera Masterpieces, Vol. 1 [box Set]
    Label: Zyx Records   Catalog: 9528671 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Richard Wagner,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Biserka Cvejik,  Ruza Baldani,  Placido Domingo  ... 
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 47.
    Mozart: Overtures / Suitner, Berlin Staatskapelle, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 4902 Release Date: 01/22/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 48.
    Mozart: Operas Ouvertures / Prague Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Transart Live   Catalog: 144 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $16.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 49.
    Phoenixa Series- Mozart: Symphony Nos 29, 41, Etc/Barbirolli
    Label: Emi Studio   Catalog: 63959 Release Date: 09/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
    ArkivCD $17.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $17.99 Add to Cart

  • 50.
    Mozart: Harmoniemusik From His Late Operas
    Label: Coviello Classics   Catalog: 50712 Release Date: 07/24/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen Wind Soloists
    SuperAudio CD: $19.99
    In Stock
    SuperAudio CD:  $19.99 Add to Cart

1 2 3 4