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 201-225 of 721 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-51053 12-in. 3/20/1929 Quartet in D minor Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-55650 10-in. 8/22/1929 Voi, che sapete Mary A. Hooper Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-55915 10-in. 9/11/1929 Lullaby Alexander Schmidt Violin solo, with cello, clarinet, and piano composer  
Victor BVE-55918 10-in. 9/12/1929 Bugle song (Dutch) Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56883 12-in. 12/22/1930 Symphony no. 40, in G minor Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56884 12-in. 12/22/1930 Symphony no. 40, in G minor Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56885 12-in. 12/22/1930 Symphony no. 40, in G minor Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56886 12-in. 12/22/1930 Symphony no. 40, in G minor Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56887 12-in. 12/22/1930 Symphony no. 40, in G minor Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56888 12-in. 12/22/1930 Symphony no. 40, in G minor Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-58139 12-in. 12/23/1929 L'amerò sarò costante Elisabeth Rethberg ; Yacob Zayde Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato composer  
Victor BVE-58189 10-in. 1/14/1930 The magic flute : Overture Willem Mengelberg ; New York Philharmonic Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-58190 10-in. 1/14/1930 The magic flute : Overture Willem Mengelberg ; New York Philharmonic Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-58697 10-in. 3/13/1930 Dans un bois Mrs. J. R. Hewitt Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-59524 10-in. 3/17/1930 Duet from Don Giovanni Mrs. J. R. Hewitt ; Hubert Raidich Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-59676 10-in. 4/7/1930 Don Giovanni Elaine Patterson Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-59727 10-in. 3/26/1930 Aria of the Queen of the Night Lily Pons Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-59732 10-in. 3/28/1930 Finch han dal vino Ezio Pinza Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-59733 10-in. 3/28/1930 Serenata : Deh vieni alla finestra Ezio Pinza Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-67742 12-in. 12/29/1930 Batti, batti, o bel masetto Elisabeth Rethberg Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-69956 10-in. 6/17/1931 Phrasing Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-70284 10-in. 10/13/1931 Aria on Alleluja Master Miller Matthews Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CRC-70549 12-in. 12/18/1931 Arie Mrs. William H. Greene ; Ellis Clark Hamman ; Thaddeus Rich Female vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor CS-77525 12-in. 8/22/1933 Sonata in A major Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-77526 12-in. 8/22/1933 Sonata in A major Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
(Results 201-225 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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