Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Born: 1756
Died: 1791

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.

One of the brothers Grimm (of fairy-tale fame) heard the child Mozart improvise and wrote: ‘I cannot be sure that this child will not turn my head if I go on hearing him often; he makes me realise that it is difficult to guard against madness on seeing prodigies. I am no longer surprised that St Paul should have lost his head after a strange vision.’

Explore Mozart's life and music...

The 50 greatest Mozart recordings

Mozart Greatest Recordings

Complete with the original Gramophone reviews of 50 of the finest Mozart recordings available... Read more

Mozart – the greatest composer of all?

Mozart Greatest Composer

David Vickers talks to leading Mozartians – including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington and Mitsuko Uchida – about Mozart's extraordinary musical legacy... Read more

Mozart's final year

Mozart Final Year

The story of the last 12 months of Mozart’s life and his shockingly early death at 35 became something of an obsession during the 19th century – a situation that has barely abated since. Richard Wigmore unfolds the chronology and music of that extraordinary and fateful year... Read more

Discover the 10 most unfairly neglected Mozart works

Mozart Neglected Works

David Threasher picks 10 works from the Salzburger’s output that he feels are unjustly underrated... Read more

Top 10 recent Mozart recordings (updated 2017)

Mozart Recent Recordings

Today's musicians continue to find new ways of interpreting Mozart's music, of making it their own. The recordings in this list represent some of the finest Mozart recordings of the last two years, all of them were Editor's Choice recommendations in Gramophone and many were shortlisted for Gramophone Awards.... Read more

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