Mozart

Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791 ), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period.

Born in Salzburg, in the Holy Roman Empire, 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, embarking on a grand tour. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position.

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  • Die Zauberflöte (1990)

    Die Zauberflöte is the artistic and philosophical testament of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who died a few weeks after the work’s première in Vienna.

    Intertwining music of awesome purity and beauty with the conventions of the singspiel - a popular form of musical comedy – Mozart’s final operatic l...

  • Cosi fan tutte (1984)

    "The old philosopher Don Alfonso enrages his two friends, the officers Ferrando and Guglielmo, with his claim that their fiancées will sooner or later be unfaithful to them - like all women. He proposes a wager, which the two friends accept. They swear on their honour as soldiers that they will p...

  • La Clemenza di Tito (1987)

    "Premiered not very successfully, in Prague on September 6th 1791, La Clemenza di Tito had turned into a considerable triumph within a month and was the first Mozart opera to be heard in London in 1806. The opera celebrates one man’s wisdom and regal benevolence and his struggle to maintain cleme...

  • La Finta Giardiniera (1988)

    Mozart’s charming opera tells the story of a Countess who disguises herself as a gardener in order to find and forgive her lover, who thinks he has killed her in a quarrel. The score is one of real musical delights with uncommonly rich and full orchestration and prominent parts for wind in partic...

  • Idomeneo

    Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni's incomparable partnership as Rodolfo and Mimi, the tragic lovers in Puccini's much-loved bittersweet opera, is captured for posterity in this live recording from the San Francisco Opera. Francesca Zambello's production boasts a superlative cast with Gino Quili...

  • Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1990)

    "Set in the exotic seraglio of the Pasha Selim, the story revolves around the rescue of the lovely Constanze by her lover Belmonte – a tale of love, bravery and forgiveness. In this work, Mozart breaks new ground in introducing dramatically rounded characters with recognisably human feelings and ...

  • Verbier Festival 25th anniversary - Strings (2018)

    Verbier Festival 25th anniversary - Strings by J. S. Bach, P. Sarasate, P. Heidrich, W.A. Mozart, G. F. Händel, J. Strauss and G. Rossini, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, 2018. Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy (Mozart; Handel; J. Strauss II: Éljen a Magyar!); Valery Gergiev (J...

  • Verbier Festival 2018 - The Verbier 25th Anniversary Concert (2018)

    Verbier Festival 2018 - The Verbier 25th Anniversary Concert by B. Smetana, J. Brahms, J. S. Bach, M. Pletnev, S. Rachmaninov, A. Dvořák, W. Lutosławski, G. Rossini, P. Heidrich, W. A. Mozart, G. F. Händel and J. Strauss, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, 2018. Conductor Gá...

  • J.S. Bach: Keybord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor; W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25

    Bach: Piano Concerto No. 1; Preludes BWV929 - Menuet Trio, 939 & 999; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 by W.A. Mozart and J.S. Bach, from performed at Salle des Combins, 2017. Conductor González-Monjas (J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto No. 2); Joshua Weilerstein (Mozart).Starring Sergei Babayan, Joshua Wei...

  • Sinfonia concertante; Symphony No. 31 'Paris'; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (2019)

    Sinfonia concertante; Symphony No. 31 'Paris'; L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Verbier 2019 - Programme No. 13) by W.A.Mozart, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, Verbier, 2019. Conductor Leonidas Kavakos, starring Leonidas Kavakos,Antoine Tamestit.

  • Le Nozze di Figaro (2006)

    Le Nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart, from Opéra National de Paris, 2006. Directed by Christoph Marthaler, conductor Sylvain Cambreling, starring Peter Mattei, Christine Schäfer, Heidi Grant Murphy, Lorenzo Regazzo and Christine Oelze. Performed in Italian.

  • Cosi fan tutte (2013)

    Cosi fan tutte by W.A. Mozart, from Teatro Real, Madrid, 2013. Directed by Michael Haneke and Hannes Rossacher, conductor Sylvain Cambreling. Starring Anett Fritsch, Fiordiligi; Paola Gardina Dorabella; Juan Francisco, Gatell Ferrando; Andreas Wolf, Guglielmo; Kerstin Avemo, Despina; William Shim...

  • Bal Viennois (2017)

    Bal Viennois by Mozart; Beethoven; Strauss; Lecoq; Lehár, from Orchestre de Paris, 2017. Directed by Julien Condemine, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. Starring Annette Dasch (soprano), Cyrille Dubois (tenor).

  • Piano Concerto No.17;Debussy:La Mer The Firebird Concert Suite (1919 Version)

    Piano Concerto No. 17; Debussy: La Mer; The Firebird Concert Suite (1919 Version) by W.A. Mozart, C. Debussy and I. Stravinsky, from Lucerne Festival, performed at KKL Luzern, Concert Hall, 2019. Conductor Andris Nelsons, starring Martin Helmchen.

  • Die Zauberflöte (for Children) (2006)

    Die Zauberflöte (for Children) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from St. Margarethen Römersteinbruch, 2006. Performed in German.

  • Le Nozze di Figaro (2009)

    Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Teatro Real, Madrid, 2009. Directed by , conductor Jesús López Cobos. Starring Ludovic Tézier, Barbara Frittoli, Luca Pissaroni, Isabel Rey, Marina Comparato, Jeanette Fischer, Carlos Chausson, Raúl Giménez, Enrique Viana, Soledad Cardoso, Migue...

  • Zubin Mehta conducting Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (2017)

    Zubin Mehta, Denis Matsuev & the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Mozart, Beethoven & Haydn by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, from Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv, 2017. Directed by Christophe Boula, conductor Zubin Mehta. Starring Denis Matsuev (piano), David Radzynski (violin), Emanuele Silvestr...

  • Highlights from Don Giovanni (2009)

    Highlights from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Verbier, Switzerland, 2009. Directed by Philippe Béziat, conductor Manfred Honeck. Starring René Pape, Leporello; Bryn Terfel, Don Giovanni; Michael Schade, Don Ottavio; Sylvia Schwartz, Zerlina; Robert Gleadow, Masetto; Anna Samuil, D...

  • Great Mass in C Minor; L. Mozart: Litaniae Lauretanae (2019)

    Great Mass in C Minor; L. Mozart: Litaniae Lauretanae by W. A. Mozart, from Mozarteum Salzburg, performed at Great Hall at Mozarteum Foundation, 2019. Conductor Andrew Manze, starring Douglas William, Carolyn Sampson, Benjamin Bruns, Marianne Beate Kielland and Michaela Aigner. Performed in Latin.

  • F. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Concert Overture, op. 26 (2019)

    Lucerne Festival 2019: The Hebrides - Concert Overture (Fingal's Cave); W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1; R. Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (Lucerne Festival 2019) by F. Mendelssohn, W.A. Mozart and R. Schumann, from Lucerne Festival, performed at Concert Hall, KXL Luzern, 2019. Conductor Jakub Hrůša...

  • Le nozze di Figaro (2010)

    Le nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart, from Opéra national de Paris, performed at Opéra Bastille, 2010. Directed by Giorgio Strehler, conductor Philippe Jordan, starring Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, Barbara Frittoli, Luca Pisaroni, Ekaterina Siurina, Ludovic Tézier, Karine Deshayes, Maria Savastano, Ch...

  • W,A Mozart: Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt (2017)

    W.A.Mozart: Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'; Schumann: Piano Concerto; Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 'Love Dream' by Various Composers, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, 2017. Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy (Mozart; Schumann), starring Mikhail Pletnev, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra an...