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 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: Piano Sonatas / Marc-Andre Hamelin
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Catalog: 68029   Number of Discs: 2
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Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart: Songs / Mark Padmore
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Catalog: 907611   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 15 & 16 / Brautigam, Willens, Cologne Academy
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 2064   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Castrato Arias /  Valer Sabadus, Michael Hofstetter, Recreation
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: Oehms  
Catalog: 1814   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön

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  • 51.
    Legenden Des Gesanges, Vol. 5: Peter Anders
    Label: Ars Produktion   Catalog: 38705 Release Date: 09/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Charles Gounod,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Carl Maria von Weber  ... 
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    Peter Schreier - Arias
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 91392 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Strauss,  Gioachino Rossini,  Albert Lortzing  ... 
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  • 53.
    Peter Schreier Sings Mozart
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 183692 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Peter Schreier
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  • 54.
    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  ... 
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    Fritz Wunderlich - Recital
    Label: Eurodisc   Catalog: 69018 Release Date: 02/06/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Augustin Lara,  Eduardo Di Capua,  Ernesto De Curtis,  Marc Roland  ... 
    Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich
    Conductor:  Gerhard Becker,  Alois Melichar,  Werner Schmidt-Bölke,  Arthur Rother
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  • 56.
    Aksel Schiotz - Danish Tenor 1933-1946, Vol 1-10
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 451/60 Release Date: 01/22/2008   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Birger Sjöberg,  Franz Xaver Gruber,  Niels Gade,  Christoph Ernst F. Weyse  ... 
    Performer:  Jytte Gorki Schmidt,  Aksel Schiotz,  Mogens Wöldike,  Herman D. Koppel  ... 
    Conductor:  Aage Juhl Thomsen,  Johan Hye-Knudsen,  Mogens Wöldike,  Egisto Tango
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  • 57.
    Jacques Urlus Vol 3 - Recordings 1907-1923
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 10261 Release Date: 10/22/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jacques Urlus
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  • 58.
    Koloman Von Pataky - Recordings 1927-1936
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 10177 Release Date: 10/22/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Adolphe Adam,  Charles Gounod,  Giacomo Meyerbeer  ... 
    Performer:  Koloman von Pataky,  Heinrich Schlusnus
    Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt,  Johannes Heidenreich,  Julius Prüwer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Encore - Mozart: Opera Arias / Domingo, Vaness, Kohn, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 88672 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Carol Vaness,  Placido Domingo
    Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Mozart Vol 2 - Arias / Pierrette Alarie, Léopold Simoneau
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 10334 Release Date: 05/14/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Léopold Simoneau,  Pierrette Alarie
    Conductor:  André Jouve
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Champs-Élysées Theater Orchestra
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  • 61.
    Mozart: (Die) Zauberflöte (Highlights)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4776319 Release Date: 04/02/2007  
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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  • 62.
    Mozart: Opera Arias / Schreier, Dresden State Orch
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 426274 Release Date: 03/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Peter Schreier,  Peter Mirring
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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  • 63.
    Carl Schuricht Collection - Historical Recordings 1950-1966
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 93140 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Richard Wagner,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Barry McDaniel,  Clara Haskil,  Fritz Wunderlich,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  ... 
    Conductor:  Carl Schuricht
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble,  Hessian Radio Chorus Frankfurt  ... 
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  • 64.
    Eterna Collection - Grosse Sänger Der Vergangenheit / Ludwig
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 3310 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana,  Friedrich von Flotow,  Georges Bizet,  Otto Nicolai  ... 
    Performer:  Walther Ludwig,  Josef Greindl,  Karl Schmitt-Walter
    Conductor:  Fritz Lehmann,  Hanns Steinkopf,  Ferdinand Leitner,  Horst Stein  ... 
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  • 65.
    Mozart: Zaide, Etc / Schuricht, Rischner, Wunderlich, Stader
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 1469 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Maria Stader,  Fritz Wunderlich,  Petre Munteanu
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Chorus,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 66.
    Opera Arias, Vol. 2
    Label: Naxos Historical   Catalog: 914224 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Etienne-Nicolas Méhul,  Benjamin Godard,  Jacques Offenbach  ... 
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  • 67.
    Leo Slezak Vol 3 - Mozart, Weber, Flotow, Goldmark, Meyerbeer
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 10295 Release Date: 01/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Karl Goldmark,  Friedrich von Flotow,  Carl Maria von Weber  ... 
    Performer:  Elsa Bland,  Leo Slezak
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  • 68.
    Celebrated Opera Arias, Vol. 1
    Label: Lyra Classics   Catalog: 5637217677 Release Date: 01/16/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Gioachino Rossini,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Bashkim Paçuku
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  • 69.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Koloman Von Pataky
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89111 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Koloman von Pataky,  Heinrich Schlusnus
    Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt,  Johannes Heidenreich,  Julius Prüwer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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  • 70.
    Prima Voce - Herbert Ernst Groh In Opera
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7934 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gioachino Rossini,  Adolphe Adam,  Ambroise Thomas  ... 
    Performer:  Herbert Ernst Groh,  Emmy Bettendorf,  Gitta Alpar,  Gerhard Hüsch  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Heger,  Otto Dobrindt,  Frieder Weissmann
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    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Bjorn Talen
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89654 Release Date: 09/05/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Lola Artôt de Padilla,  Björn Talén,  Karin Branzell,  Iwan Iwanzoff  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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  • 72.
    Best Mozart 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70893 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lamar Crowson,  Neill [French Horn] Sanders,  Peter Graeme,  William Waterhouse  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Peter Neumann  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Melos Ensemble London,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 73.
    Weekend Classics - A Tenor Weekend
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 0006650302 Release Date: 06/13/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano,  Fritz Wunderlich,  Carlo Bergonzi,  Placido Domingo  ... 
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    Peter Anders (Box)
    Label: Membran International Gmbh   Catalog: 222602 Release Date: 04/27/2006   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Max von Schillings,  Richard Wagner,  Carl Maria von Weber  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Anders,  Michael Raucheisen,  Hans Hotter,  Benno Kusche  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Heger,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Otto Ackermann,  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 75.
    Label: Zyx Records   Catalog: 1061 Release Date: 04/25/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ilse Hollweg,  Hubert Giesen,  Marian Pivka,  Svetlana Stanceva  ... 
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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