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 ( MOHT-sart;; 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 early 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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12 Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' for piano (K.265)
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12 Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' for piano (K.265)
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Minuet in D major K.355
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Minuet in D major K.355
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Rondo in A minor K.511 for piano
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Rondo in A minor K.511 for piano
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The Magic Flute - Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria
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The Magic Flute - Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria
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Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No 1 in G minor K478
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Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No 1 in G minor K478
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Abendempfindung, K.523
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Abendempfindung, K.523
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Flute Quartet In A Major, K 298: Andante
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Flute Quartet In A Major, K 298: Andante
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6 Variations on 'Mio caro Adone', K 180
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6 Variations on 'Mio caro Adone', K 180
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Piano Sonata in C major (K.545) (1778)
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Piano Sonata in C major (K.545) (1778)
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Arias from "Don Giovanni": 'Deh vieni alla finestra' and 'Finch' han dal vino'
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Arias from "Don Giovanni": 'Deh vieni alla finestra' and 'Finch' han dal vino'
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Quartet for oboe and strings (K.370) in F major, 3rd movement; Rondeau (Allegro)
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Quartet for oboe and strings (K.370) in F major, 3rd movement; Rondeau (Allegro)
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Piano Sonata in C major, K279 (1st mvt)
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Piano Sonata in C major, K279 (1st mvt)
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Piano quartet No. 2 in E Flat Major, K493 (3rd mvt)
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Piano quartet No. 2 in E Flat Major, K493 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major K.595
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Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major K.595
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Piano Sonata in C K.330
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Piano Sonata in C K.330
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Sonata for piano (K.576) in D major
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Sonata for piano (K.576) in D major
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Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503 (3rd mvt: Rondo)
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Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503 (3rd mvt: Rondo)
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La Clemenza di Tito: Overture
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La Clemenza di Tito: Overture
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Crudel Perche Finora
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Crudel Perche Finora
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Soave Sia'il Vento
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Soave Sia'il Vento
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Requiem K.626 - Confutatis and Lacrimosa
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Requiem K.626 - Confutatis and Lacrimosa
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Fantasia In C Minor K475
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Fantasia In C Minor K475
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K478 iii) Rondo (Allegro moderato)
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K478 iii) Rondo (Allegro moderato)
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Ave verum corpus, K 618
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Ave verum corpus, K 618
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String Quartet in G major (K.156)
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String Quartet in G major (K.156)
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Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major, K 282 (1st mvt)
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Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major, K 282 (1st mvt)
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String Quartet in D, K575
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String Quartet in D, K575
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Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K503 (3rd mvt, Allegretto)
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Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K503 (3rd mvt, Allegretto)
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Divertimento in F major, K 213
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Divertimento in F major, K 213
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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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Così fan tutte (Overture)
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Così fan tutte (Overture)
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Piano Sonata in D major (K.311)
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Piano Sonata in D major (K.311)
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Horn concerto No.3 in E flat major, K.447
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Horn concerto No.3 in E flat major, K.447
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Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 "Salzburg Symphony No. 1"
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Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 "Salzburg Symphony No. 1"
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Clarinet Quintet in A major, K 581 (4th mvt)
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Clarinet Quintet in A major, K 581 (4th mvt)
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Ave Verum Corpus (K.618) (motet for chorus and strings)
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Ave Verum Corpus (K.618) (motet for chorus and strings)

Ave Verum Corpus (K.618) (motet for chorus and strings)

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Slovenian Radio and Television Chamber Choir
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Tomaz Faganel
Pavle Dešpalj
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Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra
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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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Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581 ii) Larghetto
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Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581 ii) Larghetto
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Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)
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Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)
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Symphony No 35 in D major, K 385, 'Haffner' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 35 in D major, K 385, 'Haffner' (4th mvt)
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Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (K.191) in B flat major
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Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (K.191) in B flat major
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Symphony No.41 (K.551) in C major, "Jupiter"
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Symphony No.41 (K.551) in C major, "Jupiter"
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Rondo in D major, K 485
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Rondo in D major, K 485
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Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail
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Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail
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Quintet in E flat for piano & winds, K. 452: i) Largo - Allegro moderato
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Quintet in E flat for piano & winds, K. 452: i) Largo - Allegro moderato
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Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (3rd mvt)
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Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (3rd mvt)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra No.14 (K.449)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra No.14 (K.449)
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String Quintet in C major, K515
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String Quintet in C major, K515
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1st Movement Of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
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1st Movement Of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
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Clarinet Concerto in A major (2nd mvt)
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Clarinet Concerto in A major (2nd mvt)
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