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 701-721 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WL1481 10-in. 3/5/1929 Couplets Élie Cohen ; Lucien Fugère Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1482 10-in. 3/5/1929 Mille et trois Élie Cohen ; Lucien Fugère Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1487 10-in. 3/5/1929 Mille et trois Élie Cohen ; Lucien Fugère Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1545 10-in. approximately March 27, 1929 Mon coeur sompire Adolphe Frezin ; Fernand Goeyens Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1838 10-in. between October 6 and 9 1929 Rondo, 1re partie René Bénédetti ; Maurice Faure Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1839 10-in. between October 6 and 9 1929 Rondo, 2e partie René Bénédetti ; Maurice Faure Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2079 10-in. 3/3/1930 A Chloe Jane Bathori ; Jane Bathori Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2080 10-in. 3/3/1930 La jeune fille et la violette Jane Bathori ; Jane Bathori Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2109 10-in. 3/10/1930 Papagena, Papageno Eugène Bigot ; Fred Bordon ; Jane Laval Vocal duet (soprano and bass), with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2194 10-in. 4/14/1930 Larghetto du quintette op. 108, 1re partie Auguste Périer ; Quatuor Krettly Clarinet quintet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2195 10-in. 4/14/1930 Larghetto du quintette op. 108, 2e partie Auguste Périer ; Quatuor Krettly Clarinet quintet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2711 12-in. 1/26/1950 Chanson de l'oiseleur (c'est l'oiseleur que voilà...) Louis Fourestier ; Louis Noguera ; Orchestre du Théâtre national de l'Opéra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2712 12-in. 1/26/1950 C'est l'amour d'une belle... Louis Fourestier ; Louis Noguera ; Orchestre du Théâtre national de l'Opéra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3952 10-in. 11/2/1932 Mon coeur soupire Eugène Bigot ; Germaine Féraldy Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL4101 10-in. 1/9/1933 Air des marronniers Eugène Bigot ; Germaine Féraldy Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8733 10-in. 11/21/1949 Danse ces murailles hautes Robert Blot ; Henri Médus ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8734 10-in. 11/21/1949 Isis, et toi Dieu juste et sage... Robert Blot ; Henri Médus ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLBX64 12-in. April or May 1930 Trio N° 3 en mi majeur Émile Bosquet ; Maurice Dambois ; Alfred Dubois ; Trio de la Cour de Belgique Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLBX65 12-in. April or May 1930 Trio N° 3 en mi majeur Émile Bosquet ; Maurice Dambois ; Alfred Dubois ; Trio de la Cour de Belgique Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLBX66 12-in. April or May 1930 Trio N° 3 en mi majeur Émile Bosquet ; Maurice Dambois ; Alfred Dubois ; Trio de la Cour de Belgique Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLBX67 12-in. April or May 1930 Trio N° 3 en mi majeur Émile Bosquet ; Maurice Dambois ; Alfred Dubois ; Trio de la Cour de Belgique Instrumental trio composer  
(Results 701-721 of 721 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

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

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