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 76-100 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12348 10-in. 9/9/1912 Sanctus Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-12620 10-in. 11/17/1912 Deh vieni alla finestra Titta Ruffo Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12733 12-in. 12/19/1912 Within this sacred dwelling Frederick Martin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12739 10-in. 12/19/1912 Alleluja Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12795 10-in. 1/14/1913 Jesu, word of God incarnate Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-13081 10-in. 4/4/1913 Chorus of priests : Grand Isis! Metropolitan Opera Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-13131 12-in. 4/16/1913 Du also bist mein Braütigam? Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with female vocal trio and orchestra composer  
Victor B-13132 10-in. 4/16/1913 Papagena, Papageno! Johanna Gadski ; Otto Goritz Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13669 10-in. 8/5/1913 Jupiter symphony Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-13670 10-in. 12/22/1914 Jupiter symphony Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13670 12-in. 8/5/1913 Jupiter symphony : Menuetto allegretto Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13671 12-in. 8/5/1913 Jupiter symphony Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-13677 10-in. 8/8/1913 Jupiter symphony : Molto allegro Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13677 12-in. 12/22/1914 Jupiter symphony Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13680 12-in. 8/8/1913 Symphony no. 2 in C minor Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13721 12-in. 9/3/1913 Serenata, deh vieni alla finestra [from Don Giovanni] (Open thy window) Henri Gilles ; Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra and piano composer  
Victor C-13896 12-in. 10/2/1913 L'amerò sarò costante Jan Kubelík ; Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with violin obbligato and piano composer  
Victor B-14274 10-in. 1/7/1914 Brindisi : Fin ch' han dal vino Titta Ruffo Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14363 12-in. 1/22/1914 Deh vieni, non tardar Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14373 10-in. 1/26/1914 Oh Isis and Osiris, guide them Wilfred Glenn Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14907 12-in. 5/27/1914 Quartet in D major : Andante Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-15192 10-in. 9/15/1914 Se vuol ballare Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15388 12-in. 11/12/1914 L'amero, saro costante Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor B-15486 10-in. 12/11/1914 Come let us be joyful Victor Band Band composer  
Victor C-15587 12-in. 1/13/1915 Pamina's air Ema Destinnová Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-100 of 721 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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