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 126-150 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-23553 12-in. 12/24/1919 Allegretto ma non troppo Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-23741 10-in. 2/18/1920 Là ci darem la mano Mabel Garrison ; Reinald Werrenrath Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-23971 12-in. 4/27/1920 Variations on Mozart theme 'Ah! Vous dirai-je maman' Mabel Garrison Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra composer  
Victor C-24469 12-in. 9/16/1920 Rondo in G major Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-24638 12-in. 10/20/1920 Rondo alla turca Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano solo composer  
Victor B-24638 10-in. 10/20/1920 Rondo alla turca Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-24638 10-in. 4/13/1925 Turkish march Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano solo composer  
Victor B-24676 10-in. 11/2/1920 Gli angui d'inferno Luisa Tetrazzini Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-24738 12-in. 12/17/1920 Minuetto : 3rd movement Teatro alla Scala Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra composer  
Victor C-24740 12-in. 12/21/1920 Allegro : Fourth movement, finale Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-25100 12-in. 3/16/1921 Quartet in G major : Finale Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-25145 10-in. 4/7/1921 Vedrai carino Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-25146 12-in. 4/7/1921 Deh vieni, non tardar? (Why delay so long?) Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-25552 12-in. 9/8/1921 Variations on a Mozart air Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra composer  
Victor C-25915 12-in. 12/21/1921 Quartet in D major : Adagio Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-25947 10-in. 1/11/1922 Christ the Lord is risen to-day Trinity Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26471 10-in. 5/12/1922 In uomini, in soldati (In lovers and in soldiers for constancy you look) Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26510 10-in. 6/8/1922 Magic flute : Overture Josef Pasternack ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-26511 10-in. 6/8/1922 Magic flute : Overture Josef Pasternack ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-27690 12-in. 3/30/1923 Adagio Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-27691 10-in. 3/30/1923 Landler Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28807 10-in. 10/29/1923 Turkish march Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo composer  
Victor BVE-28807 10-in. 5/8/1926 Turkish march Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30003 10-in. 4/21/1924 Deutscher tanz Renée Chemet Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-31272 12-in. 12/9/1924 O vieni, non tardar Toti Dal Monte Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 126-150 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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