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

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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
2002 Mozart: 50 Classical Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2002 The Classic Composers, Volume 2 - Mozart: Musical Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4 7
2002 The Voice of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2002 Violin Concertos Bach, Mozart, Paganini; Yehudi Menuhin 1
2003 The Greatest Hits Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2003 Making Out to Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2003 Essential Mozart Opera Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2003 BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 7: Brahms: Clarinet Quintet / Mozart: String Quintet in D, K593 Brahms / Mozart 1
2003 Piano Concertos nos. 12 & 19 / Rondo K. 511 Mozart; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Armin Jordan, Maria João Pires 1
2003 Early Piano Concertos: Nos. 5, 6, 8, 11 - 13 Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate 1
2003 Chamber Music Mozart; Alban Berg Quartett, Markus Wolf, Alfred Brendel 1
2003 51 Symphonies Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate 2
2003 Arrau Heritage: Mozart Mozart; Claudio Arrau 1
2003 Favourite Piano Sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ingrid Haebler 1
2003 Horowitz plays Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart; Владимир Самойлович Горовиц 1
2003 Mozart Arien Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg 1
2003 Mozart Effect Energy For Adults Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2003 The Great Symphonies Mozart; Bruno Walter 1
2003 The Piano Sonatas Mozart; Lili Kraus 3
2003 Wilhelm Kempff (1895—1991) (Piano) W.A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
2004 The Best of Mozart, Volume 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 The Complete Symphonies Mozart; Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward, Capella Istropolitana, Barry Wordsworth 1
2004 Eine kleine Nachtmusik und andere Werke von Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 Everybody’s Mozart Mozart 1
2004 Mozart for Meditation Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 Mozart for Meditation Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 Mozart: Requiem / Fauré: Requiem / Cantique de Jean Racine / Motets / Messe basse Mozart, Gabriel Fauré; Michel Corboz, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne, Orchestre de chambre de Genève 1
2004 Opera North: Winter 2004 - Spring 2005 Highlights Mozart, Weill, Rossini, Bartók 1
2004 Serenaden & Divertimenti Mozart; Camerata Academica Des Mozarteums Salzburg, Sándor Végh 1
2004 The Only Mozart Album You Will Ever Need Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 Violin Concertos nos. 1, 2, 4 Mozart; Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Sir Neville Marriner, Riccardo Muti, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Philharmonia Orchestra 1
2005 Klarinettenkonzert / Klavierkonzert Nr. 21 Mozart; Alfred Prinz, Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm 1
2005 Karl Böhm Conducts Mozart and Strauss Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss; Karl Böhm 1
2005 Piano Concertos Mozart; Derek Han, Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman 1
2005 250th Anniversary Edition: Complete Violin Concertos / Concertos for Wind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2005 Complete Works Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5 13
2005 The Founding Years Mozart, Chabrier, Sibelius, Handel; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 2
2005 Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 23 / 2 Rondos Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Alfred Brendel 1
2005 String Quartets, K. 465, "Dissonance" / K. 458, "The Hunt" / K. 421 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emerson String Quartet 1
2005 Suitner Conducts Mozart: Famous Symphonies, Serenades, Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Annerose Schmidt, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner 2
2005 250th Anniversary Edition: Chamber Works Mozart 1
2005 250th Anniversary Edition: Operas I: Così fan tutte / Don Giovanni / Le nozze di figaro Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Barenboim 1
2005 250th Anniversary Edition: Operas II: La finta giardiniera / Lucio Silla / Il re pastore / Thamos / Der Schauspieldirektor Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2005 Best Mozart 100 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6
2005 Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2005 Clarinet Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Bassoon Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Jack Brymer, Neil Black, Michael Chapman 2
2005 Great Opera Moments II Mozart; Bartoli, Fleming, Flórez, Janowitz, Netrebko, Von Otter, Terfel, Upshaw 1
2005 Symphonies 33 & 39 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
2005 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Große musikalische Momente Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Chamber Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The Piano Concertos Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate 1
2006 The Number One Mozart Album Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Early Symphonies, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2006 The Mozart Collection Mozart; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2
2006 Mozart 250: A Celebration Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Essential Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Symphonies Nos. 29, 35, 38-41 Mozart; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
2006 Complete Sonatas & Variations Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
2006 Coleção Folha de música clássica, volume 29: Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Mozart Piotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2006 Delius: Piano Concerto / Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 24 / Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra Delius, Mozart, Beethoven; Sir Clifford Curzon 1
2006 Mozart for My Baby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The String Quartets Mozart; Hagen Quartett 1
2006 The Piano Concertos Mozart; Bamberger Symphoniker, Frank Beermann, Matthias Kirschnereit 1
2006 Great Performances: Symphonies Nos. 28, 33, 35 / "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" / "The Marriage of Figaro" Overture Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
2006 Mozart Meets Marriner: Piano Concertos Mozart; Marriner 1
2006 Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Arthur Rubinstein, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis 1
2006 Mozart Symphonies Nos. 40, 41 (Tafelmusik Orchestra feat conductor: Bruno Weil) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Greatest Moments Ever: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Ultimate Mozart: The Essential Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The Original Jacket Edition: George Szell Plays and Conducts Mozart Mozart; George Szell 2
2006 250 Years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Forever Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Early Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2006 Great Concertos Rossini, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, etc; Horne, Freire, Barto, Brüggen, Tipo, etc. 1
2006 Casals - Stern - Serkin - Primrose interpretan Mozart: Sinfonía concertante / Concierto 22 para piano y orquesta Mozart; Pablo Casals, Stern, Serkin, Primrose, Perpignan Festival Orchestra 1
2006 Classic Portraits: Solo Piano Works & Piano Concertos nos. 9 & 14 Mozart; Alfred Brendel 1
2006 Essential Mozart, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Forgotten Genius, Volume 2 - Ernst Levy Plays Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart; Ernst Levy 1
2006 Musique pour instruments à vent Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Eric Hoeprich & Nachtmusique 1
2006 O Génio Está de Volta - 250 Aniversário Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Requiem / Choral Works Mozart; Symphonie-Orchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis 1
2006 Sweet Serenade: The Timeless Music of Mozart Mozart 1
2006 Symphonies 29-31, 33, 34, 38 "Prague" and 39 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
2006 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (highlights) / Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods / Beethoven: Turkish March / Mozart: Turkish March Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Beethoven, Mozart; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2006 The Amadeus Code Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The Unbelievable Mozart, Vol. 1-7 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Consortium Classicum 1
2006 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Premium Edition Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2007 Concert Arias: Complete Mozart 1
2007 Symphonies 28-41 Mozart; Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis 1
2007 Simply Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sinfonia Varsovia, Emmanuel Krivine, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt 1
2007 Symphonies 35-41 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
2007 Mozart: Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mozart Akademie Amsterdam, Jaap ter Linden 1
2007 Highlights from Mozart’s “Figaro” Mozart; Anna Netrebko, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, Dorothea Röschmann, Bo Skovhus, Christine Schäfer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2007 Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 33: Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena, Josef Krips 1
2007 The Great Symphonies 21-41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips 1
2008 Idylli: Musiikkia rauhallisiin hetkiin Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Sibelius, Raitio; Tapiola Sinfonietta, Soile Isokoski, Pekka & Jaakko Kuusisto, Olli Mustonen, Kari Kriikku 1
2008 99 Must-Have Mozart Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 A Mozart Album Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Stephen Hough 1
2008 The World's Greatest Composers: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3
2008 Mozart für mein Baby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Symphonies Mozart; Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado 1

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