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 (; MOHT-sart; German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeːʊs ˈmoːtsaʁt]; 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, he 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 death.

The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Mozart Requiem K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 Mozart: 8 Overtures / 3 German Dances / Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony Mozart, Leopold Mozart; The Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square, John Lubbock 1
1997 Piano Concertos 20 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Ivan Moravec 1
1997 Piano Concertos n°16 & 20 Mozart; Claudio Abbado, Rudolf Serkin 1
1997 Piano Concertos No. 21 "Elvira Madigan" No. 26 "Coronation" Mozart; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner, Alfred Brendel 1
1997 Piano Concertos No. 23, K488 & No. 24, K491 Mozart; Clifford Curzon, London Symphony, Kertész 1
1997 Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 24 Mozart; Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra 1
1997 Piano Concertos: F-Dur, KV 37 / B-Dur, KV 39 / D-Dur, KV 40 / G-Dur, KV 41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Gerrit Zitterbart, Schlierbacher Kammerorchester, Thomas Fey 2
1997 Piano Sonatas K. 330, K. 331 "Alla turca", K. 333 / Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman" K. 265 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fazil Say 1
1997 Piano Trios K. 496 & K. 502 Mozart; Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Jian Wang 1
1997 Quatuors à corde 1-17 - Quintette à cordes n°2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 Quintette avec clarinette Mozart; Le Quatuor Talich, Philippe Cuper 2
1997 Serenade in D major "Posthorn" / Two Marches in D major Mozart; St. Petersburg Musical Theatre "Zazerkalye" Chamber Orchestra, Valery Voltchanetsky 1
1997 Symphonies Nº 5, 11, 21 & 27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra 2
1997 Symphonies nos. 29, 31 & 34 Mozart; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
1997 Symphonies nos. 40 & 25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1997 Symphony Nº 13, Konzertante Symphony and Serenade Nº 6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Cordas de Zurich, Howard Griffiths 2
1997 Symphony Nº 41 & Nº 29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Ernest Bour 2
1997 Symphony No. 38 / No. 40 (Classica D'Oro) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 The Four Horn Concertos / Concert Rondo Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Jia Lü, Xiao-Ming Han 1
1997 The Mozart Effect Music for Children, Volume 2: Relax, Daydream and Draw Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 The Perfect Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 The Ten Celebrated String Quartets (The Franz Schubert Quartett of Vienna) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Complete Wind Concerti, Volume III: Horn Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orchestra of The Old Fairfield Academy, Thomas Crawford, R.J. Kelley 1
1998 Complete Solo Piano Music, Volume 7 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
1998 Mozart: Arias / Strauss: Orchestral Songs Mozart, Strauss; Christine Schäfer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
1998 Violin Concertos, Volume 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Europa Symphony, Christiane Edinger, Wolfgang Gröhs 1
1998 Complete Works for Horn and Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Michael Thompson, Bournemouth Sinfonietta 1
1998 Mozart Adagios Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Complete Solo Piano Music, Volume 8 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
1998 Piano Concertos nos. 22 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Robert Levin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1998 Zaide Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Academy of Ancient Music, Paul Goodwin 2
1998 Violin Concertos nos. 3, 4, 5 Mozart; Dumay, Camerata Academica Salzburg 1
1998 Horn Concertos Mozart; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Anthony Halstead 1
1998 Piano Sonatas KV 280, 331, 457 / Rondo KV 511 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Rolf-Dieter Arens, Annerose Schmidt 1
1998 Complete Solo Piano Music, Volume 9 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
1998 Bassoon Concertos Mozart, Weber, Hummel; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky, Valeri Popov 1
1998 Horn Concertos / Wind Quintet Mozart; Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra, Colin Horsley, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble 6
1998 Die Entführung aus dem Serail Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Köth, Wunderlich, Böhme, Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Eugen Jochum 1
1998 Clarinet Concertos Mozart, Krommer; Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber, Sharon Kam 1
1998 Requiem Mozart; Tilla Briem, Gertrud Freimuth, Walther Ludwig, Fred Drissen, Bruno-Kittel-Chor, Berliner Philharmoniker, Bruno Kittel 1
1998 Flötenkonzerte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Bernhard Klee 1
1998 Eight Famous Viennese String Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert; Pražák Quartet 1
1998 Violin Sonatas, Vol. 3; K. 378-380 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jenő Jandó, Takako Nishizaki 1
1998 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Gueden, Lipp, Simoneau, Berry, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1998 BBC Music, MOZART: Overtures, scenes & arias from the da Ponte operas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; English Baroque Soloists & Sir John Eliot Gardiner 1
1998 Classical Relaxation: Mozart with Ocean Sounds Mozart; The Northstar Orchestra 1
1998 Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Dieter Klöcker, Prague Chamber Orchestra 1
1998 Concertos pour clavecin Mozart; Le Concert Français, Pierre Hantaï 1
1998 Die Hochzeit des Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Te Kanawa, Popp, Ramey, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Solti 1
1998 Die Zauberflöte: Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Böhme, Lipp, Simoneau, Güden, Berry, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1998 Don Giovanni Mozart; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado 1
1998 Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim 1
1998 Don Giovanni: Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 1
1998 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 43: Clara Haskil I Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Clara Haskil 1
1998 Klavierkonzerte Nr. 21 & 26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteum, Géza Anda 1
1998 Missae Breves K. 140 & 192 / Missa Longa K. 262 (Concentus Musicus Wien feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Mozart: Requiem / Bruckner: Missa Solemnis, Psalms 112 & 150 Mozart, Bruckner; Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, Bamberger Symphoniker, Karl Anton Rickenbacher 1
1998 Piano Concertos nos. 9 & 25 Mozart; Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
1998 Piano Concertos Nos. 14-16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Requiem Mozart; New Polish Philharmonic, Józef Radwan 2
1998 Romantische Strasse: Sonatas, Concertos & Waltzes Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Ultimate Classical Collection, the Composers: Mozart: Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Violin Concertos nos. 2, 3, 5 Mozart; Wiener Kammerorchester, Yehudi Menuhin, Vadim Repin 1
1998 Von Karajan Inédito 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piotr Tschaikowsky; Herbert von Karajan 1
1998 Von Karajan inédito 6 Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Herbert von Karajan 1
1998 Wind Divertimentos Mozart; Danzi Quintet, Vester 1
1999 Schubert: "Trout" Quintet / Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik Schubert, Mozart; Takács Quartet, Andreas Haefliger 1
1999 Complete Solo Piano Music, Volume 10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
1999 Mitridate Mozart; Cecilia Bartoli, Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Brian Asawa, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset 1
1999 Così fan tutte (Concerto Köln & Kölner Kammerchor feat. conductor: René Jacobs) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms; Emerson String Quartet, David Shifrin 1
1999 Violin Concerti 3 & 5 Mozart; Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1999 Piano Concertos K. 271, 453, 456 / Adagio and Fugue K. 546 Mozart; Keith Jarrett, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies 1
1999 Don Giovanni (Prague and Vienna Versions) (London Classical Players feat. conductor: Roger Norrington) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim 1
1999 Intégrale des 6 quintettes à cordes (Le Quatuor Talich) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Piano Concertos Nos. 20, 19, 10 (Alexandre Rabinovitch) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1999 Requiem Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
1999 Piano Concertos nos. 5, 6, & 8 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1999 Così fan tutte Mozart; Schwarzkopf, Merriman, Otto, Panerai, Simoneau, Bruscantini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Herbert von Karajan 2
1999 Quatuors avec flute Mozart; Emmanuel Pahud 2
1999 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Dermota, Seefried, Kunz, Lipp, Weber, London, Singverein Der Musikfreunde Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1999 Piano Concertos K466 & K491 Mozart; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Alfred Brendel 1
1999 The Four Hornbone Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christian Lindberg, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean‐Jacques Kantorow 1
1999 Klavierkonzerte nos. 8, 23 & 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wilhelm Kempff, Ferdinand Leitner 1
1999 Music For Piano: Duet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz 2
1999 Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Symphony no. 7 / Mozart: Symphony no. 35 Beethoven, Mozart; Zinka Milanov, Kerstin Thorborg, Koloman von Pataky, Nicola Moscona, BBC Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1999 Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Mozart: Symphony no. 40 Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Halstead 1
1999 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 27, K595 Brahms, Mozart; Wilhelm Backhaus, Wiener Philharmoniker, Böhm 1
1999 Concertos pour flûte et harpe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Così fan tutte Mozart; Lisa della Casa, Christa Ludwig, Anton Dermota, Paul Schöffler, Karl Böhm 2
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Serenade K 239 "Notturna", Serenade K 388, Serenade K 525 "A Little Night Music" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
1999 Don Giovanni (Chor der Wiener Staatsoper & Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Double Piano Concertos Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bruch; Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner, Güher & Süher Pekinel 1
1999 Flute Concerto In G, KV 313 / Concerto For Flute And Harp In C, KV 299 / Andante For Flute In C, KV 315 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Idomeneo Mozart; Luciano Pavarotti, Gundula Janowitz, Richard Lewis 1
1999 Mozart: Klavierkonzert No. 27 / Konzert für 2 Klaviere, KV 365 / Schubert: Fantasie D 940 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert; Emil Gilels, Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 2
1999 Mozart: Messe in C-Dur "Orgelsolo-Messe" / Salieri: Messe in D-Dur "Hofkapellmeister-Messe" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri; Chorvereinigung St. Augustin, Friedrich Wolf 1
1999 Mozart: Symphony No. 33 / German Dances / Schubert: Symphony No. 9 "The Great" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2

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