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 101-125 of 716 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15768 12-in. 3/8/1915 Symphony in G minor Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-15769 12-in. 3/8/1915 Symphony in G minor Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-15854 12-in. 4/1/1915 Symphony in G minor Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-16027 12-in. 5/17/1915 Wiegenlied Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16027 10-in. 6/8/1915 Wiegenlied Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16058 12-in. 6/2/1915 Symphony in G minor Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-16587 10-in. 10/4/1915 Menuett William H. Reitz Bells solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16588 10-in. 10/4/1915 Les petits riens (Gavotte) William H. Reitz Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-16588 10-in. 9/13/1926 Les petits riens (Gavotte) William H. Reitz Xylophone solo composer  
Victor C-17647 12-in. 5/9/1916 Il mio tesoro John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-17827 12-in. 6/10/1916 Che soave zefiretto Alma Gluck ; Marcella Sembrich Vocal duet (2 sopranos), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18982 10-in. 1/11/1917 Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen Mabel Garrison Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19170 10-in. 2/12/1917 Quartet in D minor : Menuetto Elman String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-19421 10-in. 3/28/1917 Se vuol ballare Giuseppe De Luca Baritone vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Victor B-19873 10-in. 5/18/1917 Minuet Kitty Cheatham Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-20642 12-in. 9/5/1917 Marriage of Figaro : Overture Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-20661 10-in. 9/12/1917 Non so più cosa son Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21478 12-in. 3/1/1918 Gloria Victor Oratorio Chorus [i.e., Trinity Choir] Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21498 12-in. 3/11/1918 Quartet in E flat major: Menuetto Elman String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor C-21911 12-in. 5/9/1918 Quartet in D major : Menuet Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor C-22813 12-in. 5/5/1919 Symphony in G minor : Menuetto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor B-22817 10-in. 5/6/1919 Symphony in E flat : Menuetto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor B-22877 10-in. 5/28/1919 Deh vieni alla finestra Georges Baklanoff Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23440 10-in. 10/28/1919 Minuet in D Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-23552 10-in. 12/24/1919 Minuett Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
(Results 101-125 of 716 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus," accessed June 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711.

"Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 June 2024.

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