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 251-275 of 722 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-92227 12-in. 6/7/1935 Sonata in D for two pianos Josef Lhévinne ; Rosina Lhévinne Piano duet composer  
Victor CS-92228 12-in. 6/7/1935 Sonata in D for two pianos Josef Lhévinne ; Rosina Lhévinne Piano duet composer  
Victor BS-92853 10-in. 9/26/1935 Là ci darem la mano Donal G. Brien ; Louise Lerch Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BAVE-93446 10-in. Between 12/15/1936 and 12/30/1936 Minueto de la sinfonía M. Herminia Antola ; C. Mallo López-M. Guitar duet composer  
Victor BS-95611 10-in. 10/17/1935 An Chloe Ernő Balogh ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-95612 10-in. 10/17/1935 Die Verschweigung Ernő Balogh ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-99523 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99524 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99525 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99526 12-in. 2/3/1936 Sonata no. 10, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99559 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99560 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99561 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99562 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99563 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99564 12-in. 2/10/1936 Sonata no. 15, in B flat major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1923-10-29-01] 12-in. 10/29/1923 Chaine de valses Viennoises Wanda Landowska Piano solo composer  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1923-10-29-02] 12-in. 10/29/1923 D major sonata : Finale Wanda Landowska Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-[Unnumbered 1927-01-13-01] 10-in. 1/13/1927 Venite Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PCS-09704 12-in. 9/22/1937 Quartet in B flat Kolisch Quartett String quartet composer  
Victor PCS-09705 12-in. 9/22/1937 Quartet in B flat Kolisch Quartett String quartet composer  
Victor PCS-09706 12-in. 9/22/1937 Quartet in B flat Kolisch Quartett String quartet composer  
Victor PCS-09707 12-in. 9/23/1937 Quartet in B flat Kolisch Quartett String quartet composer  
Victor PCS-09708 12-in. 9/23/1937 Quartet in B flat Kolisch Quartett String quartet composer  
Victor PCS-09709 12-in. 9/23/1937 Quartet in B flat Kolisch Quartett String quartet composer  
(Results 251-275 of 722 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed July 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 July 2024.

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

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