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 176-200 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39897 10-in. 10/17/1927 Il mio tesoro Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39898 10-in. 10/17/1927 Dalla sua pace Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40698 10-in. 11/7/1927 O Isis und Osiris Metropolitan Opera Chorus ; Giulio Setti Male vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40708 10-in. 10/20/1927 Quartet in D major Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-40709 10-in. 10/20/1927 Quartet in D major Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-40710 10-in. 10/20/1927 Quartet in D major Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-40711 10-in. 10/20/1927 Quartet in D major Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-40712 10-in. 10/20/1927 Quartet in D major Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-40713 10-in. 10/20/1927 Quartet in D major Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-41299 10-in. 1/5/1928 O Isis und Osiris Ezio Pinza Bass vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41496 10-in. 2/6/1928 Alleluia Sigrid Onégin Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-48949 12-in. 3/30/1929 Symphony in D major New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-48952 12-in. 4/4/1929 Symphony in D major New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-48953 12-in. 4/4/1929 Symphony in D major New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-48954 12-in. 4/4/1929 Symphony in D major New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-48955 12-in. 4/5/1929 Symphony in D major New York Philharmonic ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49804 10-in. 1/29/1929 The skaters waltz Victor Symphonic Band Band composer  
Victor CVE-49809 12-in. 1/30/1929 Exaltation Victor Symphonic Band Band composer  
Victor CVE-49851 12-in. 2/12/1929 Concerto in G major : Adagio Yehudi Menuhin ; Louis Persinger Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-49981 10-in. 2/21/1929 Lord, we pray thee Randall Jaquillard Boy soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-50775 12-in. 3/25/1929 Il re pastore : Aria Sofia Del Campo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51026 10-in. 3/12/1929 Sonata in A major : Allegro molto Hazel Gertrude Kinscella Piano solo, with violin composer  
Victor CVE-51050 12-in. 3/20/1929 Quartet in D minor Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CVE-51051 12-in. 3/20/1929 Quartet in D minor Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CVE-51052 12-in. 3/20/1929 Quartet in D minor Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
(Results 176-200 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102711

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