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
Für Elise: The Magic of the Piano Beethoven, Schumann, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert & Gershwin 1
Great Composers: Mozart Concert Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Great Mozart Concertos: Rudolf Serkin, Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Great Opera Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 0
Great Piano Concertos (Sofia Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Vassil Kazeandjev, piano: Ivan Drennikov) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
Greatest Hits Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Greatest Hits Mozart 1
I Grandi della musica classica - Mozart Vol.3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Idomeneo Re De Creta (highlights) Mozart; Luciano Pavarotti 1
Jupiter Symphonie / Overtüre zu Figaros Hochzeit / Symphonie Nr. 1 KV 216 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
Listener's Choice, Volume 4: The Best of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Majors for Minors: Mozart for Minors Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart - Greatest Composers Sounds Of Excellence Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart / Beethoven / Humperdinck Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Engelbert Humperdinck; London Festival Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
Mozart 250th Anniversary Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart à Vienne / Une petite musique de nuit / Concerto pour piano No 21 / Symphonie No 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Collection: 100 Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Compact Companion Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 1: Violin Concertos, Concertos for Winds Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 2: Operas: Le Nozze di Figaro / Apollo et Hyacinthus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 3: Serenades & Divertimenti for Winds Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 4: Piano Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 5: Operas: Il rè pastore / Lucio Silla Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 6: String Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 7: Piano Sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 8: Sacred Works Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 9: Violin Sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 10: Chamber Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 11: Operas: Mitridate, rè di Ponto / Der Schauspieldirektor / Bastien und Bastienne Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 12: Symphonies, Volume 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 13: Keyboard Works Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 15: Masses Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 16: String Ensembles Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 17: Operas: Il sogno di Scipione / Così fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 18: Operas: Don Giovanni / Die Entführung aus dem Serail Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 19: Dances Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 20: Symphonies, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 21: Operas: Ascanio in Alba / Zaide Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 22: Serenades & Divertimenti Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Edition, Volume 23: Operas: La Clemenza di Tito / La Finta Giardiniera Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Favorites Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart for Babies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart for Dummies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart for Morning Meditation Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Magic Mozart; European Concert Orchestra, Ron Goodwin 1
Mozart Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
Mozart-Das Beste 9-Violinkonzerte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Piano Concerto nos. 17 & 18 / Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Violin Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn; Peter Serkin, English Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Schneider, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Maag 1
Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3 / Brahms: Violin Sonatas no. 1 & no. 3 Mozart, Brahms; Leonid Kogan 1
Mozart's Greatest Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozarthaus Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozartkugeln / Strauss Quartett Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Strauss II 1
Nature's Classical Relaxation Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Ouvertures Célèbres / Symphonie no. 29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Overture “Abu Hassan” / Symphonies no. 29 & 38 / Symphony no. 8 Weber, Mozart, Schubert; Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mahir Çakar 1
Overtures, Volume II Beethoven, Mozart, Auber, Mascagni, Cimarosa; The London Festival Orchestra, Kurt Redel, Alfred Scholz 2
Passion Classique Vol.11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Philharmonia Orchestra - Die Zauberfloete, Act 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano & Chamber Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Concerto no. 21 / Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 / Horn Concerto no. 3 Mozart; Robert Casadesus, Dale Clevenger, George Szell 1
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, op.21 / Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, KV 467 "Elvira Madigan" Fryderyk Chopin; Dubravka Tomšič; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Svetlana Stanceva 1
Piano Concertos (feat.: Maria João Pires) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Concertos 17, 19, 21 & 25 Mozart; Diana Ambache, Ambache Chamber Orchestra 1
Piano Concertos nos. 11 & 14 / Sonata for 2 Pianos Mozart 1
Piano Concertos Nos. 19, 20 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, George Szell, Rudolf Serkin 1
Piano Sonatas complete Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
Posthorn-Serenade / Divertimento KV 205 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Ravel: Bolero / Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Smetana: Moldau / Albinoni: Adagio Ravel, Mozart, Smetana, Albinoni 1
Requiem / Coronation Mass / Ave verum Corpus Mozart; Staatskapelle Dresden, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Peter Schreier 1
Requiem and Other Religious Works W. A. Mozart 1
Royal Opera - Mozart 18 Great Arias Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Salzburg Symphonies 1–3 / Serenata Notturna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Schubert: Sonata in B-flat / Mozart: Sonata in F Schubert, Mozart; Vladimir Horowitz 1
Sinfonia concertante / Serenata notturna / Deutsche Tänze Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sinfonia Concertante / Violin Concerto No. 2 (Augustin Dumay, Veronika Hagen) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Six Pianoforte Trios Mozart; London Fortepiano Trio 1
Sweet Dreams - Baby's First Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonien Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mozart Festival Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
Symphonien No. 38 & 40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Slovak Philharmonia, Libor Pešek 2
Symphonies 35 - 36 - 41 Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
Symphonies 35, 38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies 40 & 41 (Symphony 40, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra feat. Libor Pesek; Symphony 41, London Symphony Orchestra feat. Henry Adolph) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies Concertantes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Armin Jordan 1
Symphonies nos. 31 "Paris", 40 & 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Zdeněk Mácal 1
Symphonies nos. 35 "Haffner", 40, 41 "Jupiter" Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony No. 24 / Symphony No. 25 / Symphony No. 29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter' Mozart; South German Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
The Art of Julius Katchen, Volume 2 Beethoven, Mozart; Julius Katchen 1
The Art of Yulian Sitkovetsky, Vol. I J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, G. Tartini, F. Kreisler, N. Paganini; Yulian Sitkovetsky 1
The Best Of Classical: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Best of Mozart 1756-1791 200th Anniversary Edition, Volume 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Best of Mozart 1756-1791 200th Anniversary Edition, Volume 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Best of Mozart, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Best of Mozart, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Collector’s Edition Mozart 1
The Complete Piano Sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ingrid Haebler 1
The Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Mozart; Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra 1
The Early Symphonies, Volume I Wolfgang A. Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1

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