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 26-50 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-3171 12-in. 3/9/1906 Là dove prende Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza ; Victor Orchestra Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3229 10-in. 3/30/1906 Marche pauque Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-3359 12-in. 5/4/1906 Batti, batti O bel Masetto Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-3362 12-in. 5/5/1906 Deh vieni, non tardar Marcella Sembrich ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-3364 12-in. 5/5/1906 Che soave zefiretto Emma Eames ; Marcella Sembrich Vocal duet (2 sopranos), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-3946 12-in. 10/30/1906 Gloria Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4231 12-in. 2/1/1907 Gli angui d'inferno Bessie Abott Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4263 12-in. 5/22/1907 Là ci darem la mano Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza ; Victor Orchestra Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4337 12-in. 3/27/1907 Voi che sapete Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4353 12-in. 3/29/1907 Voi che sapete Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4668 10-in. 7/11/1907 Minuet in D Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4829 12-in. 9/24/1907 L'amerò sarò costante Ellen Beach Yaw Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4878 12-in. 10/11/1907 O zitt're nicht Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-5014 12-in. 1/11/1908 Là ci darem la mano Geraldine Farrar ; Antonio Scotti Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-5040 12-in. 1/25/1908 Che soave zefiretto Emma Eames ; Marcella Sembrich Vocal duet (2 sopranos), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6064 12-in. 3/30/1908 Batti, batti Geraldine Farrar ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6109 12-in. 4/14/1908 Possenti numi Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6232 12-in. 5/26/1908 Crudel! perchè finora Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6655 12-in. 12/8/1908 Voi, che sapete Geraldine Farrar ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6967 12-in. 4/6/1909 Crudel! perchè finora Emma Eames ; Emilio de Gogorza ; Victor Orchestra Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8102 10-in. 7/8/1909 Rondo from serenade Victor String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-8108 10-in. 7/15/1909 March alla Turca Victor String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-8138 10-in. 8/10/1909 Liebesliedchen Victor String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor C-8231 12-in. 9/17/1909 Sextus aria Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8279 12-in. 10/4/1909 Crudel, perche finora Geraldine Farrar ; Antonio Scotti ; Victor Orchestra Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 721 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

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

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