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 51-75 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-8281 12-in. 10/6/1909 Serenata, Deh vieni alla finestra Antonio Scotti Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8548 10-in. 1/13/1910 Leporello aria Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-8548 10-in. 10/13/1926 Leporello's aria Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8549 12-in. 1/13/1910 Leporello aria Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-8549 10-in. 10/13/1926 Leporello's aria Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8803 12-in. 4/6/1910 Gavotte Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-8803 10-in. 4/16/1910 Gavotte Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-8838 12-in. 4/12/1910 Marriage of Figaro : Overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-9079 10-in. 6/10/1910 Don Giovanni overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-9489 12-in. 9/29/1910 In quali eccessi, o Numi Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9490 12-in. 9/29/1910 Porgi amor Johanna Gadski ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9491 12-in. 9/29/1910 Dove sono? Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9492 12-in. 9/29/1910 Ah lo so Johanna Gadski ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9607 12-in. 11/7/1910 Concerto for harp and flute : First movement Maurice Lafarge ; John Lemmoné ; Ada Sassoli Flute and harp solos, with piano composer  
Victor B-9836 10-in. 1/23/1911 Ein Vogelfänger bin ich ja Otto Goritz Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11450 10-in. 1/11/1912 Qui Isis Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-11451 12-in. 1/11/1912 Air du grand prêtre Marcel Journet ; Victor Orchestra Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-11679 12-in. 3/7/1912 Dies Bildnis Hermann Jadlowker Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-11726 12-in. 3/14/1912 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen Johanna Gadski ; Otto Goritz ; Victor Orchestra Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-11729 12-in. 3/15/1912 Ach, öffnet eure Augen Otto Goritz Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11922 10-in. 4/25/1912 Minuet Victor Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-11922 10-in. 9/28/1927 Don Juan : Minuet Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-12080 10-in. 6/6/1912 Wiegenlied Rita Fornia Soprano vocal solo, with upright piano composer  
Victor B-12098 10-in. 6/10/1912 Amabile e sincero Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12171 10-in. 7/9/1912 The blacksmith Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 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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