WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

27th January 1756 - 5thDecember 1791

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), Austrian composer, born Salzburg, son of Leopold Mozart (1719-87), violinist and minor composer, was attached to the archiepiscopal court there. Mozart was very precocious, played and composed at the age of 5, and was taken to the courts of Munich and Vienna in 1762 to appear with his gifted sister Maria Anna (1751-1829). A tour through Southen Germany took the family to Paris in 1763 and to London the next year, where they stayed until July 1765. After visits to Holland, Paris again and Switzerland, they returned home in November 1766.

Mozart had learnt much from Bach in London and was quick to pick up what he heard anywhere, he now composed symphonies and stage music, another visit to Vienna in 1768 resulting in the Italian comic opera La finta semplice and the German operetta Bastien and Bastienne. Three visits to Italy December 1769 until March 1771, August - December 1771, October 1772 - March 1773) brought commissions for 3 operas for Milan. and Mozart learnt much from Padre Martini of Bologna, where he was elected to the Philharmonic Society, although under age. In 1773, aged 17, he settled at the Salzburg court, for which he wrote mainly church and entertainment music, but in January 1775 he produced the opera La finta giardiniera at Munich with great success. He felt constrained in the Salzburg service, where he was not appreciated by the tyrannical archbishop, and obtained leave to go on a long tour with his mother in 1777, Leopold being compelled to stay at home.

During a long stay at Mannheim he fell in love with a singer, Aloysia Weber, aged 16, whom he wished to marry; but was peremptorily sent to Paris by his father. There his mother died in July 1778, and his success was not great, though his gifts had now fully matured. When he returned to Mannheim in November he found the court removed to Munich and Aloysia engaged for the opera there, no doubt Stevenarding herself as superior to him and jilting him. After the production of his first great opera, Idomeneo, in Munich (1781) he accompanied the archbishop of Salzburg to Vienna. There he was dismissed from his employment after a quarrel, but decided to stay in the city. German opera was just then being establish there, and he abandoned Italian for a time by producing Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail in July 1782, which enchanted the public but yielded him little financial reward. He nevertheless took the risk of marrying, in August Constanze Weber, Aloysia's younger sister, aged 19, who made him a thriftless wife but retained his love to the end.

The final period of his greatest work had now begun; he gave concerts for which he wrote superb concertos, started the set of string quartets dedicated to Haydn and produced a great variety of other works in rapid succession, but never showing a trace of haste in their masterly finish and depth of expression. A visit to Salzburg in 1783, to present Constanze to his father and sister, produced the unfinished C minor Mass, almost his last church work, and, on the return journey, at Lint, the symphony called after that town. In 1786, reverting to Italian opera, he produced Le nozze di Figaro in Vienna, in 1787 Don Giovanni in Prague, and in 1790 Cosi fan tutte in Vienna again, a trilogy of incomparable masterpieces. But these and his countless instrumental works yielded him no material prosperity; he was obliged to give ill-paid lessons and was so much in debt and so greatly harassed during his last years that, having become a Freemason, he was obliged to beg a fellow Mason for assistance again and again. Two journeys to Germany, the second of which brought him a commission for 6 quartets from the King of Prussia, offered him some distraction but little alleviation.

In 1791 the production of Die Zauberflote was an immense success, but again financially unrewarding, and the commission of La clemenza di Tito for Prague served only to tire him out. He was already ill when he received an anonymous order for the Requiem, which was left unfinished at his death on 5 December 1791. His works number 626 in Kochel's catalogue, but there are many unfinished compositions which bring the number to some 700, an enormous output for an artist who died in his 36th year and who never wrote without the utmost care or failed to exercise his miraculous skill.

Last Updated on 11th October 2015
By Steven

And now for the Music

I like to thank CRM114 (That what he wants to be know as) for the following very nice crafted musicial piese, I will be adding some more over the coming weeks, I like to thank CRM114 for his donation of music files.

"Mozart "Magic Flute Overture KV620e", donated & sequenced by CRM114.

(2916) "Romance in A flat" . A sequenced piece by R.Steven Ritchie.

I like to thank Javier León for sequencing and donating the following pieces, to contact Email (javierpov@terra.es">Javier León.

(2916) "Requiem, No.1." . A nicely sequenced piece by Javier León.

(2917) "Requiem, No.2." . A nicely sequenced piece by Javier León.

(2918) "Requiem, No.4." . A nicely sequenced piece by Javier León.

I like to thank Emily Gray for sequencing and donating the following pieces, to contact Email (HappyMusician@opendiary.com">Emily Gray.

(2677) "Longing for Spring." . Another nicely sequenced piece by Emily Gray.

(2421) "La Tartine Beurree" . Nicely sequenced by Emily Gray.

I would like to thank Ray for sequencing and donating the following music. To contact Ray please (ray@midisummers.org.uk"> Click Here,

(2344)"Serenade in B flat" Sequenced & Donated by Ray.

(2294)"Rondo in A Major" Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie.

(2250)"Adagio in B Minor" Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie.

(2249)"Phantasie in D Minor" Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie.

My thanks go to Randy Reid for sending these lovely pieces of music, email (troppo@san.rr.com">RANDY here. and let him know how much you like the music.

(2021)"Concerto K.191,for Bassoon & Orchestra Mov.1". Sequenced by Randy and Yuko Reid.

(2022)"Concerto K.191,for Bassoon & Orchestra Mov.2". Sequenced by Randy and Yuko Reid.

(2023)"Concerto K.191,for Bassoon & Orchestra Mov.1". Sequenced by Randy and Yuko Reid.

(2024)" Concerto for 3 Pianos & Orchestra in F, K.242, Mov.1". Sequenced by Randy Reid.

(2025)"Concerto for 3 Pianos & Orchestra in F, K.242, Mov.2". Sequenced by Randy Reid.

(2026)"Concerto for 3 Pianos & Orchestra in F, K.242, Mov.3". Sequenced by Randy Reid.

(2017)"Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, No.1" Sequenced by Randy Reid.

(2018)"Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, No.2" Sequenced by Randy Reid.

(2019)"Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, No.3" Sequenced by Randy Reid.

(1996)"Rondo for Flute" Sequenced by Randy Reid.

Adagio in B flat (242) Sequenced by Randy Reid

(2029)"Rondo" Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie.

I like to thank George Pollen for the following music, to contact George please (gpollen@polleng.freeserve.co.uk"> Click Here, or better still visit his Website here

(1786)"Divertimento in D (k136),No.1 Allegro"(resquenced 19/11/2000), a wonderful piece. Sequenced by George Pollen.

(1787)"Divertimento in D (k136),No.2 Andante", a beautiful piece. Sequenced by George Pollen.

(1788)"Divertimento in D (k136),No.3 Presto"(resquenced 19/11/2000), another beautiful piece. Sequenced by George Pollen.

I like to thank Brian M. Ames for the following music, to contact Brian please visit his Website here

(1763)"String Quartet No.19, K465". Sequenced by Brian M. Ames

I like to thank Atyim for the following music, to contact Atyim please (atyim@hal.ne.jp"> Click Here, or better still visit his Website here

(1584)Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor, K.466 2.Mov. Sequenced by Atyim

I would like to thank Ramon Pajares Box for allowing me to place these excellent crafted pieces of music, on my site.

(495)Piano Concerto No.14, Mov.1, a excellent crafted piece of music, donated and sequenced by Ramon Pajares Box

(496)Piano Concerto No.14, Mov.2, lovely crafted piece of music, donated and sequenced by Ramon Pajares Box

(497)Piano Concerto No.14, Mov., donated and sequenced by Ramon Pajares Box

Thanks must go to John Marchington for all the work that has gone into producing the following music.

(509) Symphony No.41 "Jupiter", John has put a lot of time and effort into this beautiful piece.Sequence by John MarchingtonLarge file please click here for pkunzip.exe

The following file has been kindly sequence and donated by Mehmet Dikmen

(426)Marriage of Figaro From the Overture Seq by Mehmet Dikmen

(659) Sonata For 2 Pianos in D Major K448 the second movement " Andante".(Info kindly supplied by Martin Codrington) Sequenced by ?

(578) A piece for Piano,K.176.(Info kindly supplied by Lynch Riel) Sequenced by ?

(579) Another piece for Piano,K.176.(Info kindly supplied by Lynch Riel) Sequenced by ?

(630) 1st movement from the Sonata in D Major for two pianos,K. 448.(Info kindly supplied by Frederick Reeder) Large file please click here for pkunzip.exe Seq by B Fisher

(631) 3rd movement from the Sonata in D Major for two pianos, K. 448.(Info kindly supplied by Frederick Reeder) Large file please click here for pkunzip.exe Seq by B Fisher

Mozart,(11)Variation on Ah!Vous Dira-Je Maman K 263 (Info kindly supplied by Jim Palmer) Seq by ?

Mozart,(29) Piano concerto No.17. Large file please click here for pkunzip.exe Seq by B Fisher

Mozart?,(72) Divertimento No.17 in D Major Seq by ?

Fantasy on a Musical Clock F Minor K.V 608 (36) (Info kindly supplied by Markus and Ed) Seq by ?

D Major Sonata for four hands (240) (info kindly supplied by Ed)Large file please click here for pkunzip.exe Seq by ?

Rondo in C (241) (Info kindly supplied by Ed) Seq by Jaenfield

Cosi Fan Tutte KV 588 overture (244) Seq by Andrew Silverman

Divertimento KV 229 No1 in B flat (245) Seq by Josep Berenguer

(264) Dies Irae part of Mozarts Requiem (Info kindly supplied by Chung-Ta Lee and Vit Novak) Seq by ?

(351)Fatasia in D, K397 (Info kindly supplied by Gary K Allen). Seq by?

(269)Fantasia in C K.475 (Info kindly supplied by Gary K Allen) Seq by ?

The following files have been kindly donated to my site by Matt Dolmage, thank you.

(362)Sonata in C Major K.545 Mov.1 Seq by ?

(363)Sonata in C Major K.545 Mov.2 Seq by ?

(364)Sonata in C Major K.545 Mov.3 Seq by ?

(365)Fantasy in D K.397 (Info kindly supplied by Gary K Allen) Seq by ?

(366)Fantasy in C Seq by ?

(367)Sonata in A Major (Alla Turka)Mov.1 Seq by ?

(368)Sonata in A Major (Alla Turka)Mov.2 Seq by ?

(369)Sonata in A Major (Alla Turka)Mov.3 Seq by ?

The first Aria 'Cinque... dieci.... venti ' Marriage of Figaro(Info kindly supplied by Dave Cattermoul)(I had to change a couple of tracks, sounded a bit off key, Steven). Seq by ?

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