Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Despite his short life, his rapid pace of composition resulted in more than 800 works of virtually every genre of his time. Many of these compositions are acknowledged as pinnacles of the symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral repertoire. Mozart is widely regarded as among the greatest composers in the history of Western music, with his music admired for its "melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture".

Born in Salzburg, then in the Holy Roman Empire and currently in Austria, 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. His father took him on a grand tour of Europe and then three trips to Italy. At 17, he was a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position.

While visiting Vienna in 1781, Mozart was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He stayed in Vienna, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years there, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas. His Requiem was largely unfinished by the time of his death at the age of 35, the circumstances of which are uncertain and much mythologized.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 27, 1756 (Salzburg), Died December 5, 1791 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 716 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. March 1900 Serenata E. Francisco 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. between 1901 and 1903 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 716 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711

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