Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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1756-01-27
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Biography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756, the son of a violinist at the court of the local Prince-Archbishop. His father, recognising early the boy’s extraordinary musical talents, proceeded to take him on performing tours throughout Europe so ...

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anne Sofie von Otter, Trevor Pinnock & The English Concert Orchestra
Vedrai Carino (from Don Giovanni)
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Vedrai Carino (from Don Giovanni) Vedrai Carino (from Don Giovanni) Vedrai Carino (from Don Giovanni) Vedrai Carino (from Don Giovanni)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alain Goldstein, Rachel Calin, Ignaz Lachner & Fine Arts Quartet
Romance from Piano Concerto no. 20 K.466, arr. pianno and string quintet
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Romance from Piano Concerto no. 20 K.466, arr. pianno and string quintet Romance from Piano Concerto no. 20 K.466, arr. pianno and string quintet Romance from Piano Concerto no. 20 K.466, arr. pianno and string quintet Romance from Piano Concerto no. 20 K.466, arr. pianno and string quintet
Colin Davis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Le Nozze di Figaro - (K.492), Overture
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Le Nozze di Figaro - (K.492), Overture Le Nozze di Figaro - (K.492), Overture Le Nozze di Figaro - (K.492), Overture Le Nozze di Figaro - (K.492), Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Marc-André Hamelin
Piano Sonata in C, K545
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Piano Sonata in C, K545 Piano Sonata in C, K545 Piano Sonata in C, K545 Piano Sonata in C, K545
The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony no. 39 (K.543) in E flat major, 4th movement; Finale
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Symphony no. 39 (K.543) in E flat major, 4th movement; Finale Symphony no. 39 (K.543) in E flat major, 4th movement; Finale Symphony no. 39 (K.543) in E flat major, 4th movement; Finale Symphony no. 39 (K.543) in E flat major, 4th movement; Finale
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet in E flat major K452
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Quintet in E flat major K452 Quintet in E flat major K452 Quintet in E flat major K452 Quintet in E flat major K452
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hilde Güden, Cesare Siepi, Wiener Philharmoniker & Josef Krips
'La ci darem la mano' (Don Giovanni)
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'La ci darem la mano' (Don Giovanni) 'La ci darem la mano' (Don Giovanni) 'La ci darem la mano' (Don Giovanni) 'La ci darem la mano' (Don Giovanni)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Nederlands Blazers Ensemble
'Giovinette, che fate all'amore' (Don Giovanni)
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'Giovinette, che fate all'amore' (Don Giovanni) 'Giovinette, che fate all'amore' (Don Giovanni) 'Giovinette, che fate all'amore' (Don Giovanni) 'Giovinette, che fate all'amore' (Don Giovanni)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Christian Blackshaw
Piano Sonata in C K.545 - 1st mvt: Allegro
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Piano Sonata in C K.545 - 1st mvt: Allegro Piano Sonata in C K.545 - 1st mvt: Allegro Piano Sonata in C K.545 - 1st mvt: Allegro Piano Sonata in C K.545 - 1st mvt: Allegro
George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wiener Singverein, Concentus Musicus Wien & Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Timotheus oder die gewalt der musik: Die ganze Schar erhebt ein Lobgeschrei
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Timotheus oder die gewalt der musik: Die ganze Schar erhebt ein Lobgeschrei Timotheus oder die gewalt der musik: Die ganze Schar erhebt ein Lobgeschrei Timotheus oder die gewalt der musik: Die ganze Schar erhebt ein Lobgeschrei Timotheus oder die gewalt der musik: Die ganze Schar erhebt ein Lobgeschrei
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Julia Fischer, Nederlands Kamerorkest & Yakov Kreizberg
Adagio for violin and orchestra, K.261
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Adagio for violin and orchestra, K.261 Adagio for violin and orchestra, K.261 Adagio for violin and orchestra, K.261 Adagio for violin and orchestra, K.261
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Chiaroscuro Quartet
Quartet In D Minor K.421 For Strings (i. Allegro)
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Quartet In D Minor K.421 For Strings (i. Allegro) Quartet In D Minor K.421 For Strings (i. Allegro) Quartet In D Minor K.421 For Strings (i. Allegro) Quartet In D Minor K.421 For Strings (i. Allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Christian Blackshaw
Fantasia In C Minor K.475 For Piano
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Fantasia In C Minor K.475 For Piano Fantasia In C Minor K.475 For Piano Fantasia In C Minor K.475 For Piano Fantasia In C Minor K.475 For Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Murray Perahia
Sonata for piano (K.533/494) in F major, 1st movement; Allegro (K.533)
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Sonata for piano (K.533/494) in F major, 1st movement; Allegro (K.533) Sonata for piano (K.533/494) in F major, 1st movement; Allegro (K.533) Sonata for piano (K.533/494) in F major, 1st movement; Allegro (K.533) Sonata for piano (K.533/494) in F major, 1st movement; Allegro (K.533)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Malin Broman, Jesper Svedberg & Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Trio for piano and strings (K.564) in G major, 1st movement; Allegro
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Trio for piano and strings (K.564) in G major, 1st movement; Allegro Trio for piano and strings (K.564) in G major, 1st movement; Allegro Trio for piano and strings (K.564) in G major, 1st movement; Allegro Trio for piano and strings (K.564) in G major, 1st movement; Allegro
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado
The Magic Flute: Overture
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The Magic Flute: Overture The Magic Flute: Overture The Magic Flute: Overture The Magic Flute: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Sondergard
Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 'Jupiter'
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Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 'Jupiter' Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 'Jupiter' Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 'Jupiter' Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 'Jupiter'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Linos Ensemble
Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita'
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Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita' Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita' Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita' Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 'Gran Partita'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anthony Halstead, Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
Concerto for horn and orch no. 2 (K.417) in Eb maj, 3rd mvt; Rondo
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Concerto for horn and orch no. 2 (K.417) in Eb maj, 3rd mvt; Rondo Concerto for horn and orch no. 2 (K.417) in Eb maj, 3rd mvt; Rondo Concerto for horn and orch no. 2 (K.417) in Eb maj, 3rd mvt; Rondo Concerto for horn and orch no. 2 (K.417) in Eb maj, 3rd mvt; Rondo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Oslo-Filharmonien & Herbert Blomstedt
Symphony No.41 in C major (K.551) "Jupiter"
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Symphony No.41 in C major (K.551) "Jupiter" Symphony No.41 in C major (K.551) "Jupiter" Symphony No.41 in C major (K.551) "Jupiter" Symphony No.41 in C major (K.551) "Jupiter"
Tim Thorpe, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Sondergard
Horn Concerto No.4 K495 - 3rd Movement
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Horn Concerto No.4 K495 - 3rd Movement Horn Concerto No.4 K495 - 3rd Movement Horn Concerto No.4 K495 - 3rd Movement Horn Concerto No.4 K495 - 3rd Movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Søndergård
Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K551
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Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K551 Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K551 Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K551 Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K551
Marc-André Hamelin & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata In D Major K.576 For Piano
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Sonata In D Major K.576 For Piano Sonata In D Major K.576 For Piano Sonata In D Major K.576 For Piano Sonata In D Major K.576 For Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No. 2 after J.C. Bach
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Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No. 2 after J.C. Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No. 2 after J.C. Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No. 2 after J.C. Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No. 2 after J.C. Bach
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Simon Crawford-Phillips
12 Variations for piano (K.500)in B flat major
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12 Variations for piano (K.500)in B flat major 12 Variations for piano (K.500)in B flat major 12 Variations for piano (K.500)in B flat major 12 Variations for piano (K.500)in B flat major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Sondergard
Symphony No 41 in C major, K551 (Jupiter): finale (Molto allegro)
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Symphony No 41 in C major, K551 (Jupiter): finale (Molto allegro) Symphony No 41 in C major, K551 (Jupiter): finale (Molto allegro) Symphony No 41 in C major, K551 (Jupiter): finale (Molto allegro) Symphony No 41 in C major, K551 (Jupiter): finale (Molto allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Patrizia Ciofi, Véronique Gens, René Jacobs & Concerto Köln
'Su l'aria' (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act III)
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'Su l'aria' (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act III) 'Su l'aria' (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act III) 'Su l'aria' (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act III) 'Su l'aria' (Le Nozze di Figaro, Act III)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Petra Müllejans
Divertimento in F major K.138: 1st movement; Allegro
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Divertimento in F major K.138: 1st movement; Allegro Divertimento in F major K.138: 1st movement; Allegro Divertimento in F major K.138: 1st movement; Allegro Divertimento in F major K.138: 1st movement; Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
Sonata for piano (K.283) in G major, 1st mvt., Allegro
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Sonata for piano (K.283) in G major, 1st mvt., Allegro Sonata for piano (K.283) in G major, 1st mvt., Allegro Sonata for piano (K.283) in G major, 1st mvt., Allegro Sonata for piano (K.283) in G major, 1st mvt., Allegro
Ezio Pinza & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Là ci darem, Don Giovanni
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Là ci darem, Don Giovanni Là ci darem, Don Giovanni Là ci darem, Don Giovanni Là ci darem, Don Giovanni
Willard White & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Solche hergelaufne Laffen, Die Entführung aus dem Serail
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Solche hergelaufne Laffen, Die Entführung aus dem Serail Solche hergelaufne Laffen, Die Entführung aus dem Serail Solche hergelaufne Laffen, Die Entführung aus dem Serail Solche hergelaufne Laffen, Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Tito Gobbi & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Non piú andrai, Le nozze di Figaro
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Non piú andrai, Le nozze di Figaro Non piú andrai, Le nozze di Figaro Non piú andrai, Le nozze di Figaro Non piú andrai, Le nozze di Figaro
Lars Vogt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo
Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466
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Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466 Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466 Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466 Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466
Eva Cazko, Arpad Gérecz, Arthur Grumiaux, Georges Janzer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Max Lesueur
String Quintet in G minor, K516
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String Quintet in G minor, K516 String Quintet in G minor, K516 String Quintet in G minor, K516 String Quintet in G minor, K516
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Alban Berg Quartett
String Quartet No. 20 in D, K.499 'Hoffmeister'
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String Quartet No. 20 in D, K.499 'Hoffmeister' String Quartet No. 20 in D, K.499 'Hoffmeister' String Quartet No. 20 in D, K.499 'Hoffmeister' String Quartet No. 20 in D, K.499 'Hoffmeister'
Mozart, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Sondergard
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (3rd movement)
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Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (3rd movement) Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (3rd movement) Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (3rd movement) Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (3rd movement)
Ronald Brautigam, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carolyn Sampson, Koln Academy & Michael Alexander Willens
Ch'Io Mi Scordi Di Te? - Recitative And Rondo K.505 For Soprano, Piano And Orch
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Ch'Io Mi Scordi Di Te? - Recitative And Rondo K.505 For Soprano, Piano And Orch Ch'Io Mi Scordi Di Te? - Recitative And Rondo K.505 For Soprano, Piano And Orch Ch'Io Mi Scordi Di Te? - Recitative And Rondo K.505 For Soprano, Piano And Orch Ch'Io Mi Scordi Di Te? - Recitative And Rondo K.505 For Soprano, Piano And Orch
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carolyn Sampson, Masaki Suzuki & Japan Bach Collegium
Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes De Confessore K.339)
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Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes De Confessore K.339) Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes De Confessore K.339) Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes De Confessore K.339) Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes De Confessore K.339)
Henning Kraggerud, Lars Anders Tomter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Christoph Richter
Finale from Divertimento in E flat major K.563
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Finale from Divertimento in E flat major K.563 Finale from Divertimento in E flat major K.563 Finale from Divertimento in E flat major K.563 Finale from Divertimento in E flat major K.563
Christian Ihle Hadland & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
9 Variations on a minuet by Duport for piano (K.573)
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9 Variations on a minuet by Duport for piano (K.573) 9 Variations on a minuet by Duport for piano (K.573) 9 Variations on a minuet by Duport for piano (K.573) 9 Variations on a minuet by Duport for piano (K.573)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lars Vogt, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (Proms 2015)
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Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (Proms 2015) Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (Proms 2015) Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (Proms 2015) Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (Proms 2015)
Alec Frank-Gemmill, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Seal & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb Major, KV 447
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Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb Major, KV 447 Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb Major, KV 447 Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb Major, KV 447 Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb Major, KV 447
Maximiliano Martin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mhairi Lawson & Calidore
Quintet for clarinet & strings K.581
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Quintet for clarinet & strings K.581 Quintet for clarinet & strings K.581 Quintet for clarinet & strings K.581 Quintet for clarinet & strings K.581
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Radiokören, Berliner Philharmoniker & Claudio Abbado
Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor KV 626)
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Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor KV 626) Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor KV 626) Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor KV 626) Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor KV 626)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations
Ein Musikalischer Spass, 4th movement;
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Ein Musikalischer Spass, 4th movement; Ein Musikalischer Spass, 4th movement; Ein Musikalischer Spass, 4th movement; Ein Musikalischer Spass, 4th movement;
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antoine Tamestit, Leif Ove Andsnes & Martin Fröst
Trio in E flat major K.498 (Kegelstatt) for clarinet, viola and piano: 1st mvt
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Trio in E flat major K.498 (Kegelstatt) for clarinet, viola and piano: 1st mvt Trio in E flat major K.498 (Kegelstatt) for clarinet, viola and piano: 1st mvt Trio in E flat major K.498 (Kegelstatt) for clarinet, viola and piano: 1st mvt Trio in E flat major K.498 (Kegelstatt) for clarinet, viola and piano: 1st mvt
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Biography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756, the son of a violinist at the court of the local Prince-Archbishop. His father, recognising early the boy’s extraordinary musical talents, proceeded to take him on performing tours throughout Europe so that he could be exposed to as wide a range of musical styles and cultural milieux as possible. By the age of 16 Mozart had visited England, Italy, France and Germany, had met many important musical and political figures, and had had three operas performed in Milan.

It was the sort of education he could never have gained in Salzburg; and, while the constant travelling may have contributed to his lifelong poor health, it was doubtless also a major factor in the formation of his cosmopolitan musical style.

Throughout the 1770s, however, Mozart was a member of the Salzburg orchestra. Growing frustration with his position led him to try his luck in Mannheim and Paris in 1777–8, but the trip brought only disappointment and within a few months he was back in Salzburg. A breakthrough of sorts came when a commission from Munich led to his first great opera, Idomeneo (1781), a work into which he poured all of the musical experience he had so far gained.

The year 1781 finally saw him break with Salzburg and move to the musically more sophisticated Vienna, where he embarked on the life of a freelance composer, pianist and teacher. At first he enjoyed considerable success, particularly as a pianist in his own concertos and with his lively comic opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1782). There followed three of his greatest operatic masterpieces – The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787) and Così fan tutte (1790) – but by the time of the last his popularity had waned and he found himself seriously in debt. He died in December 1791, not long after the successful premiere of his final opera, The Magic Flute.

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