Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Music Recordings

  • Born
    27th January 1756
  • Died
    5th December 1791
  • Birthplace
    Salzburg, Austria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. 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, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. 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 over 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 on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Misera, dove son!, K.369 Aria / Arietta Orchestra
Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K. 191 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 Concerto Clarinet
Concertone in C, K. 190 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K.299/297c Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute Concerto in D, K. 314/285d Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute Concerto in G, K. 313 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Horn Concerto no. 1 in D major, K. 412, 514 Concerto Horn
Horn Concerto no. 2 in Eb, K. 417 Concerto Horn
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314/271k Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314/271k Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 1 in F, K. 37 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Bb, K. 39 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 5 in D, K. 175 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 6 in Bb, K. 238 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 10 in E flat major, K. 365/316a Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 14 in E flat major, K. 449 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 15, K. 450 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 16 in D, K. 451 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 17 in G, K. 453 Concerto Piano and orchestra