Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Born 27 January 1756. Died 5 December 1791
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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1756-01-27
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biography (BBC)

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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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biography (Wikipedia)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.

Born in Salzburg, 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. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his early death at the age of 35. The circumstances of his death have been much mythologized.

He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

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Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: IV. Allegro con spirito
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Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: IV. Allegro con spirito
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Symphony No 33 in B flat major, K319
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Symphony No 33 in B flat major, K319
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Andante in C major, K315
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Andante in C major, K315
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Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: V: Laudate Dominum
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Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: V: Laudate Dominum
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Gigue in G major, K 574
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Gigue in G major, K 574
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Serenade in B flat K361 "Gran Partita"
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Serenade in B flat K361 "Gran Partita"
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Duo in G major for violin and viola, K 423 (3rd mvt)
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Duo in G major for violin and viola, K 423 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457: I. Allegro
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457: I. Allegro
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Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos)
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Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos)
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Don Giovanni - Dalla sua pace
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Don Giovanni - Dalla sua pace
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Don Giovanni (Overture), K 527
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Don Giovanni (Overture), K 527
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Der Schauspieldirektor - singspiel in 1 act (K.486)- Overture
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Der Schauspieldirektor - singspiel in 1 act (K.486)- Overture

Der Schauspieldirektor - singspiel in 1 act (K.486)- Overture

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Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Lukasz Borowicz
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Lucio Silla (Overture)
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Lucio Silla (Overture)
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Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio - aria for soprano and orchestra (K.418)
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Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio - aria for soprano and orchestra (K.418)
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Symphony No.35 "Haffner" (K385)
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Symphony No.35 "Haffner" (K385)
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro
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Ballet music from Idomeneo
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Ballet music from Idomeneo
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Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor, K 310 (1st mvt)
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Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor, K 310 (1st mvt)
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Divertimento in E flat major K.563 (6th mvt)
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Divertimento in E flat major K.563 (6th mvt)
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Constanze's aria "Martern aller Arten" from 'Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Act 2
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Constanze's aria "Martern aller Arten" from 'Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Act 2
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Overture to La Clemenza di Tito (K.621)
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Overture to La Clemenza di Tito (K.621)
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Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364: I. Allegro maestoso
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Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364: I. Allegro maestoso
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Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Die Zauberflote)
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Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Die Zauberflote)
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Lacrimosa (Requiem)
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Lacrimosa (Requiem)
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Quartet in B flat Major, K.458 'The Hunt'
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Quartet in B flat Major, K.458 'The Hunt'
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Sehnsucht nach dem fruhlinge, K.596
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Sehnsucht nach dem fruhlinge, K.596
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Symphony No 38 in D major, K 504, 'Prague' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 38 in D major, K 504, 'Prague' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 19 in E flat major, K 132 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 19 in E flat major, K 132 (3rd mvt)
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Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)
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Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)
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Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495 (3rd mvt)
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Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495 (3rd mvt)
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Rondo in A Minor, K.511
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Rondo in A Minor, K.511
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Sonata for piano duet in B flat major (K.358)
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Sonata for piano duet in B flat major (K.358)
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Symphony No 25 in G minor, K 183 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 25 in G minor, K 183 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter'
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Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter'
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Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
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Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
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Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219 'Turkish': I. Allegro aperto
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Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219 'Turkish': I. Allegro aperto
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Mass in C major, K.317 'Coronation' (Gloria)
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Mass in C major, K.317 'Coronation' (Gloria)

Mass in C major, K.317 'Coronation' (Gloria)

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Teresa Wakim
Paula Murrihy
Thomas Cooley
Sumner Thompson
Choir
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Orchestra
Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra
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Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat K.282
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Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat K.282
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Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K 537, 'Coronation' (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K 537, 'Coronation' (2nd mvt)
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Divertimento in B flat major, K 137
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Divertimento in B flat major, K 137
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Rondo concertante in B flat major, K269
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Rondo concertante in B flat major, K269
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Masonic Funeral Music , K.477
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Masonic Funeral Music , K.477
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Partita in E flat (K.Anh.C 17`3)
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Partita in E flat (K.Anh.C 17`3)
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Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (Die Zauberflöte)
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Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (Die Zauberflöte)
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Sonata in A minor, K.310: ii) Andante cantabile con espressione
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Sonata in A minor, K.310: ii) Andante cantabile con espressione
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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The Magic Flute)
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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The Magic Flute)
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Adagio and fugue for strings (K.546) in C minor
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Adagio and fugue for strings (K.546) in C minor
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