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 276-300 of 733 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-010154 10-in. 5/13/1937 Sonata in E flat major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor BS-010155 10-in. 5/13/1937 Sonata in E flat major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor BS-010156 10-in. 5/13/1937 Sonata in E flat major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor BS-010157 10-in. 5/13/1937 Sonata in E flat major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor BS-010158 10-in. 5/13/1937 Sonata in E flat major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor BS-010159 10-in. 5/13/1937 Sonata in E flat major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-010240 12-in. 5/24/1937 Quartet no. 1, in G major Kreiner Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CS-010241 12-in. 5/24/1937 Quartet no. 1, in G major Kreiner Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CS-010242 12-in. 5/24/1937 Quartet no. 1, in G major Kreiner Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CS-010243 12-in. 5/24/1937 Quartet no. 1, in G major Kreiner Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CS-010244 12-in. 5/24/1937 Quartet no. 1, in G major Kreiner Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BS-010975 10-in. 6/29/1937 Minuet The Aeolians Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor CS-011405 12-in. 7/19/1937 Minuetto Kreiner Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CS-011414 12-in. 7/22/1937 Batti, batti, o bel Masetto Frank Black ; Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-011415 12-in. 7/22/1937 Giunse al fin il momento Frank Black ; Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-011715 10-in. 8/13/1937 Vedrai carino Frank Black ; Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CAVE-012000 12-in. 12/17/1937 Gli angui d'inferno Rayén Quitral ; Victor Tagliacozzo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013272 12-in. 9/2/1937 Sonata in F major Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-013273 12-in. 9/2/1937 Sonata in F major Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-013274 12-in. 9/2/1937 Sonata in F major Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-014434 12-in. 12/22/1937 Symphony no. 29, in A major Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-014435 12-in. 12/22/1937 Symphony no. 29, in A major Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-014436 12-in. 12/22/1937 Symphony no. 29, in A major Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-014437 12-in. 12/22/1937 Symphony no. 29, in A major Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-014438 12-in. 12/23/1937 Serenade no. 12, for wind instruments, in C minor Arthur Fiedler Sinfonietta Wind ensemble composer  
(Results 276-300 of 733 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

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

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