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, 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. 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 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
1953 Mantovani Plays the Immortal Classics Mantovani, The Mantovani Orchestra 1
1958 The World of Immortal Serenades Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra 1
1963 Legendary Masters of the Piano: A Legacy of Great Performances Preserved Forever in Modern Sound Various Artists 1
1967 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1967-68 season. Program no. 6 Henry Mazer, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin 1
1967 Nocturne for Four The Lansdowne String Quartet 1
1970 Super Star Sound: Magic Strings Norman Candler 1
1972 Classics Up to Date, Volume 2 James Last 3
1973 Classics James Last 2
1974 The Foden Sound Foden Motor Works Band 1
1977 Murmurs of Earth Various Artists 2
1978 Annie's Song and Other Galway Favorites James Galway, National Philharmonic, Charles Gerhardt 3
1978 Classics Up to Date, Volume 5 James Last 2
1979 Ein Festliches Konzert zur Weihnachtsczeit mit James Last James Last 1
1979 Ludwig and Friends Various Artists 1
1979 Pops Christmas Party Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1982 Popular Songs and Duets by Great Masters - Volkstümliche Lieder und Duette großer Meister Soloists of the Vienna Boys Choir, Uwe Christian Harrer 1
1982 Vierhändige Klaviermusik des 18. Jahrhunderts Various Artists 1
1983 A Portrait of Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa 2
1983 Romantisch Lenteconcert Het Orkest van Ennio Francesco Ferrari 1
1984 Ave Maria Kiri Te Kanawa, English Chamber Orchestra, Barry Rose, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir 3
1984 Classics Up to Date, Volume 6 James Last 2
1984 Handel: Lucrezia; Va tacito e nascosto / Mozart: Il tenero momento; Parto, parto; Lungi da te, mio bene Ann Murray, Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Raymond Leppard 1
1984 L’Adagio D’Albinoni Ensemble Instrumental de France & Philip Bride 3
1985 2 Piano Sonatas / Adagio / Gigue Various Artists 1
1985 Classics in the Air Paul Mauriat 1
1985 Horowitz Vladimir Horowitz 2
1985 Still Life Annie Haslam 3
1985 Trompeten Intermezzo Lennart Axelsson 2
1986 Great European Organs, Number 1 (King's College, Cambridge) Stephen Cleobury 1
1986 Anyone for Mozart, Bach, Händel, Vivaldi? The Swingle Singers 1
1986 Classics in Rhythm Eugen Cicero 1
1986 Classics in the Air, Volume 2 Paul Mauriat 1
1986 Concerto Richard Clayderman & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1986 Das Klangwunder Vol.1 Various Artists 1
1986 Mechanical Opera: Opera Favorites on Music Boxes (Music boxes from the collections of Roy Mickleburgh and Tony Sherriff) Various Artists 2 2
1986 Mozart Divertimenti Classical Winds 1
1987 The Criminal Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1987 For Children Lívia Rév 2
1987 The Mozart Album Sky 2 3
1987 Complete Horn Concerti David Jolley, French Horn & Solisti New York & Ransom Wilson, Conductor 1
1987 Classics in the Air, Volume 3 Paul Mauriat 1
1987 Harpsichord Masterpieces Robert Aldwinckle 1
1987 Le Duo des Chats et autres airs, duos et trios Victoria de los Ángeles, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Gerald Moore 1
1987 Music for Glass Harmonica Various Artists 2
1987 Oboe Concertos Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen, Burkhard Glaetzner 1
1987 Opera Arias Samuel Ramey 1
1987 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 1 Balázs Szokolay 2
1987 Symphony no. 41 "The Jupiter" / Symphony n. 35 "The Haffner" Enrique Bátiz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1987 Trumpet and Organ Maurice André, Jane Parker‐Smith, Alfred Mitterhofer, Hedwig Bilgram 2
1988 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 2 Péter Nagy 2
1988 Romantic Violin Favorites Takako Nishizaki, Wolf Harden 3
1988 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 4 Péter Nagy 2
1988 The Mozart Album Canadian Brass 2
1988 A Touch of Class Ángel Romero 4 1
1988 Bassoon Collection Frances Eustace, Andrew Watts, Jennifer Ward Clarke, Paul Nicholson 1
1988 Best-Loved Piano Classics 1 Moura Lympany 5 3
1988 Classical Evergreens Radio Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra, Louis de Froment 2 1
1988 Favourite Piano Pieces Rudolf Buchbinder 1
1988 Meditation: Musik zum Träumen Various Artists 2
1988 Orchestral Dances Various Artists 5 1
1988 Organ Masterpieces Klemens Schnorr 1
1988 Sacred Arias Various Artists 1
1988 Sounds of York Minster Choir of York Minster, Philip Moore, John Scott Whiteley, Sean Farrell, David Potter 1
1988 The Baroque and Classical Bassoon László Hara 1
1988 Voices From the Holy Land BBC Welsh Chorus, Aled Jones, John Hugh Thomas 1
1988 Wunschkonzert / Kleine Stücke - Grosse Meister Various Artists 2 2
1989 Opera Arias Mirella Freni 1
1989 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 7 Péter Nagy 2
1989 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 9 Balázs Szokolay 2
1989 Favourite Classics London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople 2
1989 Classic Fantasy Anugama 1
1989 Allegri: Miserere and other choral favourites Various Artists 1
1989 CBS Grammofoonplaten B.V. Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks 1
1989 Das Klangwunder Vol. 3 Various Artists 1
1989 Everyone’s Favorite Synthesizer Pieces Jeffrey Reid Baker 1
1989 Everything You Hear Is True Various Artists 1
1989 Favourite Organ Works John Scott 1
1989 G'night Wolfgang Ric Louchard 1
1989 Gloria: A Gathering of Choral Masterworks Azusa Pacific University Choir 1
1989 Hightech Klassik Various Artists 1
1989 Hightech Konzert Various Artists 1
1989 Hightech Oper Various Artists 1
1989 Moonlight Classics - Romantic Piano and Orchestra Various Artists 1
1989 Music Box Opera Rita Ford 1
1989 Perchance to Dream: A Lullaby Album Carol Rosenberger 1
1989 Portrait of Vladimir Horowitz Владимир Самойлович Горовиц 1
1989 Romantic Classics: Violin & Piano Concerto, Volume 3 Various Artists 2
1989 Serenade James Galway 1
1989 The Art of the Prima Donna: Joan Sutherland Joan Sutherland 3
1989 The legend of Sviatoslav Richter, Vol. 1: Piano Concertos Святослав Теофилович Рихтер 1
1989 The Sound of King's Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 1
1989 The World of Synthesizers Various Artists 1
1989 Vienna's Greatest Hits Royal Promenade Orchestra 1
1989 Wilhelm Furtwängler 1942-1944 Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
1989 Worlds Most Beautiful Melodies London Promenade Orchestra 1
1990 Harp Concertos Handel, Boïeldieu, Dittersdorf; Marisa Robles, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown 1
1990 Glorious Pipes Gheorghe Zamfir 1
1990 Silent Night Richard Hayman, Philharmonic Symphony, Philharmonic Symphony Chorus 1
1990 The World of the Organ Simon Preston 1
1990 Unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen (Enregistrements inédits - Unpublished recordings) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1

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