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 20, 21 & 27 / Buchbinder, Staatskapelle Dresden
Release Date: 01/29/2016   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 733908   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $24.99
DVD: $22.99
In Stock
On sale!   $24.99   DVD:  $22.99 Add DVD to Cart

Christian Gerhaher: Mozart Arias
Release Date: 01/08/2016   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 88875087162   Number of Discs: 1
On sale!
CD: $5.99
In Stock
On sale!     CD:  $5.99 Add CD to Cart

Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte / Bohm, Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Kraus, Philharmonia Orchestra
Release Date: 01/29/2016   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 554003   Number of Discs: 3
On sale! $23.98
CD: $21.99
In Stock
On sale!   $23.98   CD:  $21.99 Add CD to Cart

Mozart: Duos For Violin & Viola K423, K424, Menuetto K487, Haydn: Duos 1 & 2 / Podger, Rodgers
Release Date: 12/13/2011   Label: Channel Classics  
Catalog: 32411   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $24.98
SuperAudio CD: $15.99
In Stock
On sale!   $24.98   SuperAudio CD:  $15.99 Add to Cart

Haydn, Mozart: Symphonies / Groves, English Sinfonia
Release Date: 05/26/2015   Label: Musical Concepts  
Catalog: 1284   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $9.98
CD: $7.99
In Stock
On sale!   $9.98   CD:  $7.99 Add CD to Cart

Work: Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night)

Browse 1-25 of 114 Available Recordings
1 2 3 4 5
  • 1.
    111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002422702 Release Date: 12/11/2015   Number of Discs: 111
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Daniel Barenboim,  Lorin Maazel,  Franz Konwitschny  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amadeus Quartet,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
    CD: $325.49
    Low Stock
    CD:  $325.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 2.
    The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002403602 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 24
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Pérotin,  Guillaume de Machaut,  John Dunstable  ... 
    Performer:  Konrad Ragossnig,  Charles [Tenor Vocals] Daniels,  Susan Gritton,  Trevor Pinnock  ... 
    Conductor:  Pater Godehard Joppich,  David Munrow,  Josef Ulsamer,  Bruno Turner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London,  Ulsamer-Collegium,  Pro Cantione Antiqua  ... 
    CD: $75.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $75.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 3.
    Natalie Dessay: De l'opera a la chanson
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 363956 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Léo Delibes,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Ambroise Thomas,  Vincenzo Bellini  ... 
    Performer:  Natalie Dessay,  Roberto Alagna,  Matthew Rose,  Franck Ferrari  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Schoenwandt,  Michel Plasson,  Evelino Pidň,  Louis Langrée  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Le Concert D'Astrée
    CD: $22.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $22.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 4.
    100 Classical Masterworks
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002188102 Release Date: 01/06/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Edvard Grieg,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Lorin Maazel,  Neeme Järvi,  Herbert von Karajan,  Carlo Maria Giulini  ... 
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel,  Neeme Järvi,  Herbert von Karajan,  Carlo Maria Giulini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theater Violin Ensemble,  Ansbach Bach Week Soloists Union,  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica  ... 
    CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $29.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 5.
    Mozart: Arias / Emma Matthews
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4810776 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Emma Matthews,  David Nuttall
    Conductor:  Marko Letonja
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 6.
    I Don't Like Classical Music, But I Really Like This!
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 74698 Release Date: 06/17/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Carl Orff,  Richard Wagner,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel Woodhouse,  Paul Meyer,  Kolja Blacher,  Eric Le Sage  ... 
    Conductor:  Fritz Reiner,  Eduardo Mata,  Gustav Kuhn,  Mark Stephenson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
    On sale!
    Import ArkivCD
    $24.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $29.98   ArkivCD:  $24.99 Add to Cart

  • 7.
    The Early Recordings Of Joan Sutherland
    Label: Gala   Catalog: 100815 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Vincenzo Bellini,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  April Cantelo,  Raymond Nilsson,  Dennis Brain  ... 
    Conductor:  Alberto Erede,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Fulvio Vernizzi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Goldsborough Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $16.99
    Back Order
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 8.
    Le Meilleur D'une Vie: Enregistrements 1958-1997
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 631289 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Jane Parker-Smith,  Pierre Pierlot,  Gérard Jarry  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Martini,  Herbert von Karajan,  Jean-François Paillard,  Riccardo Muti  ... 
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 9.
    Mozart: Die Zauberflote [highlights]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002009002 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Julia Kleiter,  Christoph Strehl,  Erika Miklosa,  Anne-Carolyn Schlüter  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    CD: $6.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $6.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 10.
    100 Best Mozart
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 303812 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Leopold Mozart,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    CD: $18.99
    On Order
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 11.
    Erato - 50 CD Collection
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 46441 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Giuseppe Tartini,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Giuseppe Torelli  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Pierre Pierlot,  Paul Hongne,  Jacques Chambon  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jean-François Paillard,  Frigyes Sándor,  Kent Nagano  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.,  Paillard Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Soloists  ... 
    On sale! $299.98
    CD: $249.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $299.98   CD:  $249.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 12.
    Mozart: Arias / Marina Rebeka
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15497 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marina Rebeka
    Conductor:  Speranza Scappucci
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $19.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 13.
    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $299.98
    CD: $249.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $299.98   CD:  $249.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 14.
    Berlin Philharmonic - Centenary Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001923302 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz,  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Walter Berry,  Gundula Janowitz,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Nikisch,  Alfred Hertz,  Richard Strauss,  Bruno Walter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein,  Swedish Radio Chorus  ... 
    CD: $168.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $168.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 15.
    Sempre Libera / Eli Kristin Hanssveen
    Label: Lawo Classics   Catalog: 1041 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Jules Massenet,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Eli Kristin Hanssveen
    Conductor:  John Fiore
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Operaorkestret
    Recommendation
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 16.
    Label: Scotdisc   Catalog: 824 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Korb,  Stephen West,  Henry Purcell,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  James McDougall,  Moray West,  Stuart Cassels,  Havilland Willshire  ... 
    Conductor:  David Danzmayr,  Tim Dean,  Christopher Bell
    On sale! $15.98
    CD: $13.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $15.98   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 17.
    Around Europe / Lidsle, Turriago
    Label: Pilfink Records   Catalog: 100 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Armas Järnefelt,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Ionel Dumitru,  Vittorio Monti  ... 
    Performer:  Harri Lidsle,  Tuomas Turriago
    Recommendation
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 18.
    Label: Somerset Entertainment   Catalog: 56003 Release Date: 01/01/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 19.
    Coloratura / Anu Komsi, Sakari Oramo, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1962 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Ambroise Thomas,  Léo Delibes,  Alexander Alyabyev  ... 
    Performer:  Anu Komsi
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
    SuperAudio CD: $21.49
    In Stock
    SuperAudio CD:  $21.49 Add to Cart

  • 20.
    Oboe Divas! Operatic Duos And Ensembles From Handel To Wagner
    Label: Oboe Classics   Catalog: 2018 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti,  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Blackford,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Milford,  Emily Pailthorpe,  Andrea Flammineis,  Elaine Douvas  ... 
    Conductor:  Mark Gould
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 21.
    Mozart: Die Zauberflote; Divertimento, Kv 439b; Le Nozze Di Figaro; Adagio, Kv 410
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 98941 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Reinhold Brunner,  Petra Stump,  Heinz Peter Linshalm,  Milan Turkovic
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 22.
    Great Opera
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501054 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Adrianne Pieczonka,  Bo Skovhus,  Renato Girolami,  Janusz Monarcha  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Halász,  Will Humburg,  Alexander Rahbari,  Rico Saccani
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia,  Hungarian Radio Chorus,  Failoni Orchestra Budapest  ... 
    Recommendation
    CD: $68.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $68.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 23.
    Sumi Jo - The Erato Recitals
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 666373 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Léo Delibes,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Meyerbeer  ... 
    Performer:  Sumi Jo,  Anne Maugue,  Vincenzo Scalera,  Michael Davis  ... 
    Conductor:  Paolo Olmi,  Armin Jordan,  Kenneth Montgomery,  Giuliano Carella  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris Ensemble,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $43.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $43.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 24.
    The 50 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces
    Label: X5 Music Group   Catalog: 112 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Finghin Collins,  Elisabeth Ganter,  Maszella Holzapfel,  Julie Palloc  ... 
    Conductor:  Heribert Beissel,  David Parry,  Francesco Macci,  Zdenek Kosler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Soloists,  St. Petersburg Soloists,  New York Philomusica
    CD: $24.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $24.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 25.
    Rise Of The Masters: 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces
    Label: X5 Music Group   Catalog: 107 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Schubert,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Jakob Lindberg,  Yoshikazu Mera,  Finghin Collins,  Dubravka Tomsic  ... 
    Conductor:  Nils-Erik Sparf,  Shigeo Genda,  Bohdan Warchal,  Masaaki Suzuki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble,  Bach Collegium Japan,  Arion Trio  ... 
    CD: $24.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $24.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 3 4 5