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 early death at the age of 35.

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
2016 ぐっすり眠れるα波 ~ モーツァルト ピアノ・ベスト Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2016 Le nozze di Figaro Mozart; Pisaroni, Karg, Yoncheva, Hampson, Brower, Von Otter, Muraro, Villazón, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
2016 Mozart's Last Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra 1
2016 Piano Sonatas 1-6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Roberto Prosseda 1
2016 Piano Concertos Nos 1 - 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam, Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens 1
2016 Dixit Dominus Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel; M. Mathéu, H. Bayodi-Hirt, A. Roth Costanzo, M. Sakurada, F. Zanasi, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall 1
2016 William Youn Plays Mozart Sonatas, Vol. 4 Mozart; William Youn 2
2016 Mozart: Arias Mozart; Regula Mühlemann, Kammerorchester Basel, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli 1
2016 Tribute Mozart; Dover Quartet 1
2016 Piano Concertos no. 17, K. 453 & no. 25, K. 503 Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida 1
2016 Piano Concerto in G major, KV 453 / Piano Concerto in B-flat major, KV 456 / Divertimento in B-flat major, KV 137 Mozart; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, Gábor Takács‐Nagy 1
2016 Violin Sonatas Mozart; Cédric Tiberghien, Alina Ibragimova 1
2016 Violin Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Isabelle Faust, Il giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini 1
2016 Great Mass in C minor / Exsultate, jubilate Mozart; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen, Makoto Sakurada, Christian Immler 1
2016 Die Entführung Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; La Scintilla dei Fiati 1
2016 Missa in C: Große Messe KV 427 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wegener, Harmsen, Balzer, Rathgeber, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius 1
2016 Mozart Mozart; Quatuor van Kuijk 2
2016 Piano Concertos K. 413, 414 & 415 Mozart; Kristian Bezuidenhout, Freiburger Barockorchester 1
2016 Piano Concertos KV 482 & KV 491 Mozart; Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori 2
2016 Violin Sonatas K. 306, K. 376 & K. 454 Mozart; Riccardo Minasi, Maxim Emelyanychev 2
2017 Works for Violin and Piano Mozart, Poulenc; Esther Hoppe, Alasdair Beatson 1
2017 Flute Quartets Mozart; Lisa Friend, Brodsky Quartet 1
2017 Symphonies 39, 40 & 41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle 1
2017 Piano Concertos K. 413, K. 414 & K. 415 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Marie Kuijken, Veronica Kuijken, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken 1
2017 Serenade no. 10 for Winds “Gran Partita” Mozart; LSO Wind Ensemble 1
2017 Posthorn Serenade / Eine kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens 1
2017 Concertos for Horn / Concerto for Bassoon Mozart; Marsolais, Lussier, Les Violons du Roy 1
2017 Mozart in Havana Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Simone Dinnerstein, Havana Lyceum Orchestra, José Antonio Méndez Padrón 1
2017 Violin Sonatas Mozart; Cédric Tiberghien, Alina Ibragimova 1
2017 Ensemble Midtvest Plays Mozart and Dvořák Mozart, Dvořák; Ensemble MidtVest 2
2017 Piano Concertos nos. 25 & 26 Mozart; Francesco Piemontesi, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Manze 1
2017 Serenade notturna / Three Divertimenti / Eine kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Camerata Nordica, Terje Tønnesen 1
2017 Violin Sonatas Mozart; Cédric Tiberghien, Alina Ibragimova 1
2017 La Poule Haydn, Mozart, Guénin; Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Justin Taylor 1
2017 Piano Concertos nos. 23 & 27 Mozart; Menahem Pressler, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Kimbo Ishii 1
2017 Requiem (Süssmayr / Dutron 2016 Completion) Mozart; Sophie Karthäuser, Marie‐Claude Chappuis, Maximilian Schmitt, Johannes Weisser, RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs 1
2017 Complete Piano Trios Mozart; Trio Vega 2
2017 Concertos & Divertimentos Mozart, Joseph Haydn; Ensemble Castor 2
2017 Coronation Mass / Vesperae solennes de confessore Mozart; Laurence Equilbey, Accentus, Insula Orchestra 2
2017 Flute Quartets Mozart; Aurèle Nicolet, Ana Chumachenco, Oscar Lysy, Walter Nothas 2
2017 Mozart ABC Mozart; Yoshiko Okada 1
2017 Music for Wind Instruments Mozart, Beethoven, Klein; PhilHarmonia Octet 2
2017 Piano Concertos KV 271, KV 413 & KV 414 Mozart; Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori 2
2017 Sinfonia Concertante Mozart, Holzbauer, Pleyel; Kammerorchester Basel, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Julia Schröder 2
2017 Sonata K. 454 / Violin Concerto no. 5 / Adagio K. 261 Mozart; Noa Wildschut, Yoram Ish-Hurwitz, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Gordan Nikolić 2
2017 String Quartets: G major K. 387 / D minor K. 421 / B-flat major K. 458 / C major K. 465 Mozart; The Orford Quartet 1
2017 The Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra Mozart; Zsolt Kalló, Capella Savaria, Nicholas McGegan 2
2017 Violin Sonatas / Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant! Mozart; Ulf Schneider, Stephan Imorde 2
2017 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Gustav Mahler / Robert Schumann Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann; Berlin Piano Quartet 1
"Coronation" Mass / Missa brevis in C major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
“Great” Mass in C minor, K. 427 Mozart; Margaret Marshall, Felicity Palmer, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Gwynne Howell, Chorus & Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
2 Klavierkonzerte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
3 Piano Sonatas Klaviersonaten KV309, 310 and 311 Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida 1
3 Wind Concertos Mozart; The London Mozart Players, Jane Glover, Philippa Davies, Celia Nicklin, Angela Malsbury 1
4 Hornkonzerte / Fagottkonzert W. A. Mozart; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, David Jolley, William Purvis, Frank Morelli 1
4 Piano Sonatas Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida 1
14ᵉ Quatuor K. 387 / 15ᵉ Quatuor K. 421 / 3ᵉ Quatuor K. 156 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Le Quatuor Talich 1
16ᵉ Quatuor K. 428 / 17ᵉ Quatuor K. 458 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Le Quatuor Talich 1
18ᵉ Quatuor K. 464 / 19ᵉ Quatuor K. 465 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Le Quatuor Talich 1
A Festival of Mozart Mozart; Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music 1
A Little Nightmusic - Serenade No. 7 'Haffner' Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Arien Für Sopran Und Concertierende Instrumente Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Ave verum corpus, K. 618 / Davidde penitente, K. 469 W.A. Mozart; Krisztina Laki, Nicole Fallien, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Nederlands Kamerkoor, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken 1
Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 / Mozart: Symphony no. 40 Beethoven, Mozart; Erich Kleiber, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Brahms: Handel-Variations / Mozart: Sonatas KV 311 & 576 Brahms, Mozart; Ólafur Elíasson 1
Bruch: Eight Pieces, op. 83 / Mozart: "Kegelstatt" Trio K. 498 Bruch, Mozart; American Chamber Players 1
Chamber Music Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák; members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Marlboro Festival Wind Ensemble 1
Church Sonatas for organ and orchestra Mozart; Daniel Chorzempa, Helmut Winschermann 1
Clara Haskell Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Clara Haskil 1
Clarinet Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Bassoon Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi 1
Clarinet Concerto / Piano Concerto no. 21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Franzen, Dieter Goldmann, Mario Maly 1
Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Weber 1
Clarinet Trio, K. 498 / Adagio and Rondo K. 617 / Oboe Quartet, K. 370 / Horn Quintet K. 407 W. A. Mozart; The Nash Ensemble 1
Complete Fortepiano Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ;Viviana Sofronitzky,Musica Antiqua Collegium Varsovienese,Tadeusz Karolak 1
Complete Viola Quintets, Volume 1 Mozart; Guarneri Quartet 1
Complete Viola Quintets, Volume 2 Mozart; Guarneri Quartet 1
Complete Viola Quintets, Volume 3 Mozart; Guarneri Quartet 1
Concert Arias Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kiri Te Kanawa, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, György Fischer 1
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299 / Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622 Mozart; Orchestre de chambre Jean-François Paillard, Jean‐François Paillard, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Lily Laskine, Jacques Lancelot 1
Concerto in A major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622 W.A. Mozart; Vladimír Říha, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Talich 1
Concerto in C major for Flute and Harp, K. 299 / Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 Mozart; Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber, Renee Siebert, Catherine Michel 1
Concerto nº 23 en la majeur, K. 488 Mozart; Gieseking, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 1
Concertos for 2 & 3 Pianos (Hungarian State Orchestra) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Concertos for Flute and Harp Mozart; Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber, Renee Siebert, Catherine Michel 1
Concertos for Horn, Harp & Symphony 23 Mozart; The Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut 1
Concertos for Oboes and Bassoon Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Concertos nos. 5 and 7 for Violin and Orchestra W.A. Mozart; Kirill Kondrashin, David Oistrakh 1
Concertos pour violon Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Augustin Dumay, Sinfonia Varsovia, Emmanuel Krivine 1
Concerts for Fortepiano and Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Anthony Spiri, Ensemble Frankfurt Concertant 1
Conciertos para piano y orquesta Nº 22 y 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
Cosi fan Tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis 1
Così fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Gundula Janowitz, Brigitte Fassbaender, Reri Grist, Peter Schreier, Hermann Prey, Rolando Panerai, Karl Böhm 1
Così fan tutte: The Glyndebourne Recording of 1935 Mozart; Nash, Brownlee, Domgraf-Fassbaender, Souez, Helletsgruber, Eisinger, Fritz Busch 1
Deux concertos pour flûte et orchestre, KV. 313, 314 / Andante pour Flute et Orchestra, KV. 315 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Theodor Guschlbauer, Jean-Pierre Rampal 1
Dialog mit Mozart: Violinsonaten KV 377 / KV 454 / KV 301 W.A. Mozart; Daniel Auner, Robin Green 1
Die berühmten Klavierkonzerte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Die Geschichte einer sinfonischen Idee Johann Christian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert; Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen 1
Die schönsten Werke Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor, James Levine 2
Die Zauberflöte / Der Schauspieldirektor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; RIAS Kammerchor, Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Karl Böhm 1

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