Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of Mozart's death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

Mozart learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate. His influence on subsequent Western art music is profound. Beethoven wrote his own early compositions in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."

Compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart appear on

More Bizarre or baRock

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"The hottest, hippest harpsichord in the world today" said one critic of the best selling Bizarre or baRock. Melbourne harpsichordist Elizabeth Anderson has returned to the studio for the long awaited sequel.

Organ Miniatures

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A collection of 33 short organ works performed on the 1882 T.C. Lewis organ in St George's Uniting Church, East St. Kilda, Melbourne. The collection of pieces on this recording represents a small sample of works deliberately composed for small pipe organs and harmoniums.

After the Deluge (Original Soundtrack)

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The soundtrack to the acclaimed mini-series by award-winning Australian film composer, Cezary Skubiszewski. Richly scored for orchestra, the music effortlessly moves from haunting violin solos, to 40s jazz, Irish airs and the original pop music of the on-screen band.

Carillon and Organ

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Enjoy the spectacular sound of organ and carillon as you've never heard them before! Recorded at the University of Sydney, this new CD features the talents of organist Amy Johansen and master carilloneur Jill Forrest.

Mozart

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Having already tackled the likes of Liszt, Chopin and Godowsky, Ian Holtham continues his exploration of the virtuoso piano repertoire with this new CD for Move.

The Convict Harpsichordist

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John Grant, frustrated in love, shot a London lawyer in the buttock and was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey. Granted a reprieve, he arrived at Sydney Cove in 1804, bringing with him Australia's first harpsichord. But what music did he play?

Concert Organ Masterpieces

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Masterpieces from the concert organ repertoire performed on the magnificent organ at St John's Church, Toorak, Melbourne. The works included were drawn from Thomas Heywood's series of annual Grand Organ Concerts at the church.

John Heuzenroeder sings Mozart

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Tenor John Heuzenoroeder, with pianist Jennifer Marten-Smith, performs both well-loved and rarely heard Mozart lieder. Winner of the 1996 City of Melbourne Song Recital Award.

Bolero

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Douglas Lawrence and Elizabeth Anderson, organ duet. 'Bolero' features arrangements of classical favourites for four hands performed on the Melbourne Concert Hall Organ.

Just Married ― organ music for a wedding

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A compilation of history's most celebrated organ music which also happens to be popular at weddings. Insert notes for the disc contain a useful tabulation of the tracks into processionals, recessionals and 'signing music'.

Melbourne Sounds Grand

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Thomas Heywood plays the Grand Concert Organ at the Melbourne Town Hall. With an enormous range of colour, dynamics and glorious, exciting orchestral sounds, the Grand Concert Organ in Melbourne's Town Hall is a world-class instrument. In the grand concert organ tradition, brilliant organist Thomas Heywood performs a diverse program of popular organ music particularly chosen for this instrument.

Reflections

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Internationally acclaimed pianist Ronald Farren-Price presents superb performances of some of the greatest music ever written for the piano.

Night and Dreams

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Songs by Mozart, Schubert's Serenade and Nacht und Träume, plus some wonderful Spanish and Argentinian folksongs.

A Night at the Opera

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Highly acclaimed by critics, this CD highlights wind arrangements of operatic excerpts as originally performed in Vienna between 1792 and 1821.

Move to Mozart - Music for movement: resting and running

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Instrumental music for resting and running. Children always move to music and rhythmic movement is the foundation to much of our learning. John Seal employs a colourful variety of percussion instruments, as well as flute, guitar and acoustic bass.

Lotus Dreams

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Since the release of Shu-Cheen's other CDs, Lotus Moon, Willow Spirit Song and Serenade with ABC Classics, many music lovers have suggested that they would like to hear her sing Lieder and other styles of repertoire. This CD is a collection of her favourite songs and ballads.

Birds Bees and Butterflies

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Songs of Love of Springtime sung by Pamela Wainwright and accompanied by Andrew Frampton.

Forgotten Dreams

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It was in 1999 when Concordia director Basil Hawkins first came across The waltz of forgotten dreams by Hadjidakis. He was struck by its atmospheric and evocative nature and in keeping with this nostalgic ambience, the selection on this disc includes such pieces as Eileen Pakenham's Reverie and Fred Witt's Memories of Bendigo.

Mozart at Melbourne

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Works by Mozart for piano and violin, two pianos, piano duet, and piano solo performed by members of The Team of Pianists.

Hamilton

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The Team of Pianists present a programme of excellent piano works for solo, duo and two pianos.