Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period.
Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his early death at the age of 35. The circumstances of his death have been much mythologized.
He composed more than 600 works, many of which are acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the greatest and most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".
Birth and Death Data: Born January 27th, 1756 (Salzburg), Died December 5th, 1791 (Vienna)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 551 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||1111||7-in.||8/13/1897||Serenata||Alberto Del Campo||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
|Berliner||1846||7-in.||6/3/1898||Serenata||Alberto Del Campo||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
|Berliner||01119||7-in.||Mar. 1900||Serenata||E. Francisco [i.e., Emilio de Gorgorza]||Baritone vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]73||7-in.||6/9/1900||He who treads the path of duty||George Broderick||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]438||7-in.||10/19/1900||Serenata||Sig. Carlos Francisco||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix C-]2214||12-in.||1901-03||Magic flute overture||Victor Grand Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3401||10-in.||5/24/1901||La ci darem||Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone)||composer|
|Victor||B-583||10-in.||10/19/1903||In diesen heil'gen Hallen||Robert Blass||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-875||12-in.||12/31/1903||Deh vieni alla finestra||Antonio Scotti||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-1094||12-in.||3/10/1904||Deh non parlare al misero||Antonio Scotti||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||A-1402||7-in.||6/3/1904||Wiegenlied||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-1402||10-in.||6/3/1904||Wiegenlied||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||C-1587||12-in.||7/11/1904||Minuet||Victor Dance Orchestra [i.e., Pryor's Orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-1845||12-in.||10/27/1904||Magic flute overture||Victor Grand Concert Band [i.e., Pryor's Band]||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-1903||12-in.||11/5/1904||Deh vieni, non tardar||Marcella Sembrich||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-1954||12-in.||11/19/1904||Batti, batti||Marcella Sembrich||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-2063||12-in.||12/19/1904||Le nozze di Figaro : Selections||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-2201||12-in.||1/24/1905||Invocation||Pol Plançon||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-2337||12-in.||2/25/1905||Qui sdegno non s'accende||Pol Plançon||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-2420||12-in.||3/28/1905||Dove sono||Emma Eames||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-2473||10-in.||4/13/1905||Deh vieni alla finestra||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-2507-A||10-in.||5/1/1905||Madamina, il catalogo è questo||Arcangelo Rossi||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-2507-B||12-in.||5/1/1905||Madamina, il catalogo è questo||Arcangelo Rossi||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-3077||12-in.||2/1/1906||Là ci darem la mano||Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano and cello||composer|
|Victor||C-3170||12-in.||3/9/1906||Là ci darem la mano||Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.
"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.
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