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Born in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and musical career were fiery but brief. The son of Leopold Mozart, a musician and well-known composer, Wolfgang Mozart was a child prodigy. By the age of 5, he was writing minuets and playing the harpsichord; by the age of 8, he had written his first symphony. Because of his prodigious talent, Mozart's father took him and his sister (who was also an excellent musician) on tour throughout Europe, and he met and performed for several royal courts. In 1769, at the age of only 13, Mozart was made concertmaster at the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg. By 1781 he had become unhappy in Salzburg and quarreled with the Archbishop. As a result, he was dismissed from his position and left for Vienna. In 1782, while in Vienna, Mozart married Constanze Weber. Although plagued by troubles, including the deaths of four of his children and his wife's ill health, he composed some of his finest works in Vienna. These included the operas The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782) and Cosi fan tutte (1790), his famous last three symphonies, several piano concertos, and many other works. By 1788 Mozart was seriously in debt. One reason was that audiences began finding some of his latest music difficult and stayed away from his concerts. In the summer of 1791, he began suffering from fever and severe headaches. Later that year he fell into a coma and died on December 5, leaving behind his last great work, the Requiem mass, which was left unfinished. Because he was so poor, his coffin was dumped into an unmarked pauper's grave, and his place of burial remains unknown. Mozart's talent as a musician was tremendous. He could compose whole symphonies and operas in his head, needing only to write them out for performance. His gifts as a composer of endless streams of melodies, beautifully harmonized, are astounding. His symphonies and concerti are brilliant; his chamber music, stunning. His operas Don Giovanni (1787), The Magic Flute (1791), and The Marriage of Figaro (1786), are among the best-known and beloved operas performed today. His brief life has produced nearly two centuries of deserved adulation from the trained musician, the music scholar, and unsophisticated listener. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Magic Flute [catch-all]
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Don Giovanni (sound recording) 163 copies, 4 reviews
The Magic Flute [sound recording] (Composer) 163 copies, 3 reviews
The marriage of Figaro [complete sound recording] (Composer) 149 copies, 5 reviews
Don Giovanni [catch-all] (Composer) 145 copies, 3 reviews
The Magic Flute [catch-all] (Composer) 145 copies, 5 reviews
The marriage of Figaro [catch-all] (Composer) 120 copies, 3 reviews
My Dearest Father 110 copies, 5 reviews
The Magic Flute [full score] (Composer) 93 copies
Cosi Fan Tutte 75 copies, 2 reviews
Don Giovanni [full score] 74 copies, 1 review
The magic flute [vocal score] (Composer) 73 copies
Così fan tutte [vocal score] (Composer) 68 copies
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's the Magic Flute #1-3 (Composer) 65 copies, 2 reviews
A Life in Letters 61 copies, 2 reviews
The marriage of Figaro [full score] (Composer) 57 copies, 1 review
Don Giovanni [vocal score] (Composer) 49 copies
Don Giovanni (video recording) 48 copies, 1 review
The Magic Flute [1975 film] (Composer) 47 copies, 2 reviews
The marriage of Figaro [video recording] (Composer) 40 copies, 1 review
Briefe 38 copies
The Abduction from the Seraglio 37 copies, 3 reviews
Don Giovanni [Highlights] 35 copies, 1 review
Idomeneo [sound recording] 34 copies, 1 review
Idomeneo 26 copies, 2 reviews
Mass in C minor K. 427 = 417a 25 copies, 2 reviews
Cosi Fan Tutte 24 copies
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 23 copies, 1 review
Ave Verum Corpus 21 copies, 1 review
Mozart : Requiem in D minor, K.626 [catch-all] (Composer) 21 copies, 3 reviews
Lucio Silla 15 copies
Regina Coeli 15 copies
Laudate Dominum 14 copies
Ascanio in Alba (Composer) 14 copies
LA FINTA SEMPLICE PART 2 13 copies, 13 reviews
OFFERTORIA 12 copies, 12 reviews
Alleluja 12 copies
Overtures 12 copies
Horowitz at Home 10 copies, 1 review
Zaide 10 copies
Mozarts brev 9 copies
LA FINTA SEMPLICE PART I 9 copies, 9 reviews
LITURGICAL CHANTS 9 copies, 9 reviews
Complete Piano Sonatas 9 copies, 1 review
Lettere 8 copies
String Quartets KV 464-465 8 copies, 2 reviews
GREAT MASS in C minor KV 427 7 copies, 7 reviews
Mozart Arias (Author) 7 copies
Jubilate Deo 7 copies
Flute Sonatas KV10-15 99724/7 6 copies, 6 reviews
String Quartets KV 155-160 6 copies, 6 reviews
String Quartets KV 168-173 6 copies, 6 reviews
Il Sogno di Scipione (Composer) 6 copies, 1 review
Conciertos para piano 5 copies, 1 review
Mozart: The 5 Violin Concertos (Composer) 5 copies
Klavierstucke 5 copies
Las últimas sinfonías 5 copies, 1 review
Cartas 5 copies, 1 review
Flute Quartets 99724/6 5 copies, 5 reviews
LA FINTA SEMPLICE PART 3 5 copies, 5 reviews
Ouvertueren 5 copies
Zaubertöne : Mozart in Wien (Composer and Author) 5 copies
Sonaten 5 copies
Il Re Pastore 5 copies
Mozart The Piano Concertos 4 copies, 1 review
Lucio Silla 4 copies
Le Nozze di Figaro [1993 film] (Composer) 4 copies
4-HANDS, VOL. II 4 copies, 4 reviews
Rondo in D Major, K. 485 4 copies, 1 review
Don Giovanni [libretto] (Composer) 278 copies, 4 reviews
The Magic Flute (Composer) 231 copies, 1 review
Love Letters (Contributor) 167 copies, 1 review
The Marriage of Figaro [libretto] (Composer) 118 copies, 2 reviews
Norton Book of Friendship (Contributor) 89 copies
Where the Wild Things Are and Other Stories [audio] (Composer, some editions) 35 copies
Horowitz in Moscow [sound recording] (composer) 32 copies, 1 review
Messiah [sound recording] (Arranger, some editions) 27 copies
Romance of the Violin (Composer) 20 copies
Voice of the Violin (Composer) 11 copies
The Mozart Sessions (Composer) 10 copies
The Great Recordings (Composer) 8 copies
Schroeder's Greatest Hits (Composer) 6 copies
The Magic Flute [adapted] (Composer) 6 copies
Anyone for Mozart? (Composer) 3 copies
De profundis : für vierstimmig Chor, Organo und Basso (erroneous attribution, some editions) 3 copies
The Emerson Encores (Composer) 2 copies
Karajan: The Opera Recordings (Composer) 2 copies
Kiri {K-Tel} [sound recording] (Composer) 2 copies
Songs of Debussy & Mozart (Composer) 2 copies
Classic Meets Cuba (Composer) 2 copies
Kiri Te Kanawa: Classics (Composer) 2 copies
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Contributor and Subject) 2 copies
Lugano Recital, 1976 [DVD] (composer) 2 copies, 1 review
Steinway Legends (Composer) 2 copies
The Mighty Boris [11 CD] (composer) 1 copy, 1 review
Die kleine Zauberflöte (Contributor) 1 copy
Guitar Fantasies [Audio Recording] (Composer, some editions) 1 copy
Introducing Xiayin Wang (Composer) 1 copy
Pachelbel Canon, etc. (Composer) 1 copy
The EMI Rarities (Composer) 1 copy
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