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  
(Results 1-25 of 551 records)

Citation

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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