Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer)

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Born as: Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart
Baptized as: Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

Mozart himself preferred the Italian-ized and French-ified versions of Gottlieb: Amadeo, Amadè and Amadé

Mozart actually only ever used the name as "Amadeus" three times among his letters and compositions, among at least 77 different variations of his name used throughout his lifetime.

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Legal name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, 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. He is among the greatest composers in Western history, with music admired for its "melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture".

Born in Salzburg, in the Holy Roman Empire, 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 largely uncertain and much mythologized.

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1982Symphony No. 40 / Symphony No. 8Mozart & Schubert, Toscanini1
1986Serenade D-dur Kv 320 Posthorn & Symphonie No.31Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1987The Marriage of Figaro (highlights)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart3
1988James Galway Plays MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart2
1988Horn Concertos & Concert RondoMozart; Richard Watkins, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1
1988Mozart Piano Concertos No. 9 & No. 26 “The Crowning”Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Lili Kraus, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Victor Desarzens, Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianfranco Rivoli1
1988Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24Mozart; City of London Sinfonia, Howard Shelley3
1989Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Symphonien nos. 30 & 35 »Haffner«Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine51
1989The Mozart CollectionWolfgang Amadeus Mozart2
1990Die Entführung aus dem SerailMozart; Amadeus Winds1
1990Horn ConcertosMozart, Timothy Brown, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Sigiswald Kuijken1
1990Konzert für Horn und Orchester Nr. 1 - 2 - 3 / Konzert für Oboe und OrchesterWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1990Masonic MusicWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1990Mass in C minor, K. 427 / Ave, Verum Corpus K. 618Mozart; Music of the Baroque, Thomas Wikman1
1990Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 / Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 3Mozart; Sukův komorní orchestr1
1990The "Amadeus" MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1990The Great Symphonies - HighlightsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1990Viva Mozart: Mozart's Top TenWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1991Marlboro Music Festival 40th Anniversary: Serenade for Winds / Sonata for Bassoon and CelloMozart; Marcel Moyse, Alexander Heller, Yo‐Yo Ma1
1991Die KlaviersonatenMozart; Daniel Barenboim1
1991Early Symphonies, Vol. 1Mozart; I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone1
1991Flute Concerto and QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1991Missa longa / Offertories / Te Deum / Ave verum corpusMozart; Tölzer Knabenchor, European Baroque Soloists, Gerhard Schmidt‐Gaden41
1991Missa in C major ("Credo") / Litaniae de Venerabili Altaris Sacramento, K.243Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1
1991Requiem K. 626 / Ave verum corpus K. 618Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1992Ave VerumWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1992Bassoon Concerto, K.191 / Notturno, K. 286 / Serenata notturna, K. 239 / Trumpet ConcertoW. A. Mozart, L. Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1
1992Clarinet concerto & Bassoon ConcertoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1992Organ Works, German Dances & "A Musical Joke"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart2
1993Les derniers quatuors sur instruments d’époqueWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Festetics Quartet1
1993The Best of Mozart, Volume 1Mozart1
1994Chamber Music: Piano Sonatas K. 330 - 332 & 265Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Margarete Babinsky1
1994Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Oboe Concerto KV 314 / Bassoon Concerto KV 191Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1994Le Nozze di FigaroMozart; Hampson, Margiono, Bonney, Scharinger, Lang, Murray, Moll, Langridge, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1
1994Mozart at MidnightWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1994Missa K. 66 "Dominicus" / Vesperae de Dominica K. 321Mozart; Margiono, Bonney, Von Magnus, Heilmann, Cachemaille, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1
1994Mozart Sonatas For Piano & Violin, K. 296, 454, 526Mozart, Yefim Bronfman & Isaac Stern1
1994Violin concertos no. 4 & 5Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Josef Suk, Pražský komorní orchestr1
1994Violin concertos no. 1-3Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Josef Suk, Pražský komorní orchestr1
1995Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Posthorn SerenadeMozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine2
1995Klaviersonaten KV 283 & KV 331 "Alla Turca" / Fantasie KV 397Mozart; Pogorelich1
1995Mozart: Symphony no. 35 "Haffner" / Violin Concerto, K. 219 / Haydn: Symphony no. 92 "Oxford"Mozart, Haydn; George Szell, Orchestre National de la R.T.F., Erica Morini1
1996String Quartet, String Quintet & DivertimentoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Barylli Quartet & Wilhelm Hübner1
1996Octuor à Vent Paris-BastilleEnsemble à vent Paris Bastille, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ludwig van Beethoven1
1996Oboe Quartet in F, K 370 / Horn Quintet in E-flat, K 407 / String Quartet in B-flat, K 458 "The Hunt"Mozart; The Lindsays, Nicholas Daniel, Stephen Bell1
1997Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 21Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Patrick Cohen, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Christophe Coin1
1997A Little Night MusicWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1997Mozart for the Morning Commute: A Lively Bit of Traveling MusicMozart1
1998Missae breves K. 49, 65, 194 & 220 “Spatzenmesse”Mozart; Blasi, Schäfer, Danz, Von Magnus, Azesberger, Heilmann, Selig, Widmer, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Harnoncourt1
1998Mozart, Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet QuintetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1999Classical Baby Mozart CollectionWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1999Mozart for Baby: Quiet TimeMozart1
1999The Best of MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2000The Marriage of Figaro (Highlights)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2000Mass in C minor, K. 427 “Great Mass”Mozart; Viktoria Loukianetz, Norine Burgess, Herbert Lippert, Robert Holzer, Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Michael Halász1
2000Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Posthorn Serenade / Serenata NotturnaWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2000RequiemWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Sängerknaben, Hans Gillesberger1
2000The Mozart Effect: Music for Children, Volume 4: Mozart To GoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart2
2001Concerto for flute, harp, clarinetWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2001Gehirnjogging mit MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2001String Quartets KV 458 & KV 465Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Leipziger Streichquartett1
2003Teresa Ling, violin; Evelyn Grau, viola; Tobias Werner, cello; Peter Henderson, piano play works by Mozart and BrahmsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms; Garth Newel Piano Quartet1
2003RequiemWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Boris Böhmann, Freiburger Domsingknaben1
2003The Mozart Effect: Music for Moms & Moms-to-be / Don CampbellWolfgang Amadeus Mozart2
2004Auf Mozarts SpurenMozart; Albrecht Mayer, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado1
2004Jogging mit MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2004Klassische MusikmagieWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2004Mozart Edition: Introduction CDWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2004Works for Solo PianoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Henrik Metz1
2005Essential MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2005Complete Violin ConcertosWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emmy Verhey, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra1
2005The Tube Only Night MusicW. A. Mozart; Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Wojciech Rajski1
2006The Mozart Effect: Music for Babies, Volume 1: From Playtime to SleepytimeWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2006Danish National RadioWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2006250ème anniversaire N°13 : Quintette à cordesMozart; Quatuor Orlando, Nobuko Imai2
2006250ème anniversaire N°19 : Sonates pour piano et violonWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Midori Seiler, Jos van Immerseel2
2006A Celebration: 250 Minutes of MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2006Piano Sonatas: CompleteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Malcolm Bilson1
2008Violin Concertos 1-2-3Mozart; Emmy Verhey, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Eduardo Marturet1
2008Klavierkonzerte Nr. 21 & 27Mozart; Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado1
2012Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 2 / Symphony no. 38 "Prague" / Haydn: Horn Concert no. 1Mozart, Haydn; Radek Baborák, Czech Sinfonietta1
2012A Mozart Song RecitalWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & Walter Gieseking1
2013BBC Music, Volume 21, Number 8: Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D959 / Mozart: String Quintet in G minorFranz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
2013Oboe Concerto / Quartet / SonataW.A. Mozart; Alexei Ogrintchouk1
2019Mozart - Divertimento KV 568Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & TrioTaus1
»Jagd-Quartett« / »Dissonanzen-Quartett«Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
10 SymphoniesWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
1h de musique classique pour écouter Mozart, Beethoven, VivaldiLudwig van Beethoven & Antonio Vivaldi & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Baby Needs MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Baby TunesWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Chamber WorksWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Brindisi Quartet1
Complete Piano SonatasWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Clarinet Concerto in A major, KV.622 / Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV.581Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Artur Rodziński, Leopold Wlach, Wiener Konzerthaus Quartett1
Der Ganze MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Don Giovanni - HighlightsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Divertimenti / Adagio et Fugue en ut mineurW.A. Mozart; Orchestre de chambre tchécoslovaque de Prague, Alain Boulfroy1
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Posthorn-SerenadeMozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine1
Ewig junger MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Flute Concerto / Concerto for Flute and Harp / Andante for Flute and OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
Famous OverturesMozart1

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