Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Mozart was arguably the most naturally gifted musician in history, but he also worked assiduously to become far and away the greatest composer, pianist, violinist and conductor of his day – it was not just in one area of music that he was supreme, but in all fields. Read full biography.

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Mozart – 10 Essential Recordings

New to Mozart? Here's a list of the top 10 Mozart recordings to help start your collection...

  1. Symphony No 41, 'Jupiter' – SCO / Mackerras
  2. The Marriage of Figaro – Regazzo, Ciofi, Concerto Köln / Jacobs
  3. Clarinet Concerto – W Meyer, Concentus Musicus Wien / Harnoncourt
  4. Requiem – Concentus Musicus Wien / Harnoncourt
  5. Piano Concertos – ECO / Perahia (pf)
  6. The Magic Flute – Petersen, Kaappola, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / Jacobs
  7. Piano Sonatas Nos 1-18 – Mitsuko Uchida (pf)
  8. Horn ConcertosDennis Brain (hn) Philharmonia Orchestra / Karajan
  9. Don Giovanni – Waechter, Sutherland, Philharmonia Orch & Chorus / Giulini
  10. Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Marriner

Building your Collection

Select a musical category below to explore the finest Mozart recordings currently available.

Orchestral Chamber Instrumental Vocal Opera

Clarinet Conc. Quartets Piano Sonatas Concert Arias La clemenza di Tito

Divertimentos Quintets Masses Così fan tutte

Horn Concertos Violin Sonatas Requiem Don Giovanni

Piano Concertos Die Entführung

Serenades Idomeneo

Symphonies The Magic Flute

Violin Concertos The Marriage of Figaro


Opera Arias

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