Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer)

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Apparently, there are discrepancies within recording titles and work titles for Mozart's violin sonatas due to early usage of a practically obsolete numbering system (AMA, see this link). Some editors probably used the catalog numbers of works alreadyy existing on the mb database and copied it to the recording title, resulting in a lot of recordings with incorrect (obsolete) names, also resulting to inconsistent recording names. (Try doing a quick browse of the works in question, i.e., the affected works are probably Nos. 18/25-43, might vary depending on what catalog the work is using)

The catalog old by Breitkopf & Härtel (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke) commonly referred to as 'AMA' had 43 Violin Sonatas. K. 55-61 were removed from the old catalog as they were deemed spurious (not by Mozart), resulting to a renumbering of the Violin Sonatas, refer to the table below:

See This link if you want to know how the works were exactly renumbered.

Old catalog -> New catalog | catalog no. (with link to work page)
24 -> 17 K. 296
25 -> 18 K. 301
26 -> 19 K. 302
27 -> 20 K. 303
28 -> 21 K. 304
29 -> 22 K. 305
30 -> 23 K. 306
31 -> 24 K. 376
32 -> 25 K. 377
33 -> 26 K. 378
34 -> 27 K. 379
35 -> 28 K. 380
36 -> 29 K. 402
37 -> 30 K. 403
38 -> 31 K. 404
39 -> 32 K. 454
40 -> 33 K. 481
41 -> 34 NONE NONE NONE NONE (I have no idea what happened to this)
42 -> 35 K. 526(duplicate works in pairs)
43 -> 36 K. 547

The above table shows the renumbering of the sonatas as a result of the removal of the 7 spurious works.

Currently, it is assumed that there are 36 violin sonatas. Note that there are other variants of the catalog of his violin sonatas, however, the most common numbering is the one above.

Cross references:
Mozart forum
List of violon sonatas by Mozart

Additional Notes:
Born as: Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart
Baptized as: Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

Mozart himself preferred the Italian-ized and French-ified versions of Gottlieb: Amadeo, Amadè and Amadé

Mozart actually only ever used the name as "Amadeus" three times among his letters and compositions, among at least 77 different variations of his name used throughout his lifetime.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeːʊs ˈmoːtsaʁt], English see fn.; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Born in Salzburg, 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.

At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. 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 his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Rita Streich, Maria Stader, Ernst Haefliger, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Josef Greindl, RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay 4
1956 The Last Quartets of Mozart, Volume I Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Budapest String Quartet 1
1956 The Last Quartets of Mozart, Volume II Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Budapest String Quartet 1
1959 Symphony no. 32 in G major & no. 38 in D major "Prague" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag 1
1960 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Hilde Güden, Walter Berry, Wilma Lipp, Kurt Böhme, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1960 Symphonie Nr. 39 Es-Dur / Symphonie Nr. 38 D-Dur „Prager“ (Bamberger Symphoniker feat. conductor Joseph Keilberth) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1961 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3 Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Leonid Kogan, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri 1
1961 String Quintets K 516 & K 593 Mozart; Amadeus Quartet, Cecil Aronowitz 1
1962 Hornkonzerte (E. Penzel, Horn, Wiener Sinfoniker, Paumgartner) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1962 The 6 "Haydn" Quartets (Juilliard String Quartet) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3
1963 Overtures Mozart; Josef Krips, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich 1
1964 Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 2
1964 Piano Concertos no. 17 in G major, K.453 / No. 21 in C major, K.467 Mozart; Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1964 Symphonies nos. 29 & 39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sinfonia of London, Sir Colin Davis 3
1965 Requiem, K. 626 Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein, Wilma Lipp, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Anton Dermota, Walter Berry, Herbert von Karajan 5
1965 Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Andante and Hungarian Rondo / Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major Weber, Mozart; Jörg Faerber, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, George Zukerman 1
1967 Harfenkonzerte Handel, Wagenseil, Mozart; Nicanor Zabaleta 1 2
1968 Le nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm 3
1970 The Sound of the Mozart Piano Mozart; Jörg Demus, Norman Shetler 1
1971 Requiem Mozart; Helen Donath, Yvonne Minton, Ryland Davies, Gerd Nienstedt, John Alldis Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis 5 3
1971 Symphonies No. 35 "Haffner" / No. 40 "Great" / No. 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1972 Clarinet Concerto / Bassoon Concerto / Andante for Flute Mozart; Jack Brymer, Michael Chapman, Claude Monteux, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
1972 Concerto for Flute and Harp / Sinfonia Concertante Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1972 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Serenata Notturna / Divertimenti K136 -138 Mozart; I Musici 1
1972 Horn Concertos nos. 1 - 4 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Barry Tuckwell 3
1972 Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 / Rondo for Horn & Orchestra Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Alan Civil 2
1972 Violin Concertos 1-5 Mozart; David Oistrach, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1972 Violin Concertos Nos. 1-3 / Rondo KV 373 (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor, violin: David Oistrakh) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3
1973 Flute Concerto, K.313 / Oboe Concerto, K.314 Mozart; Claude Monteux, Neil Black, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
1977 Mozart: The Two Flute Concertos Andante, K 315 James Galway; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1977 Requiem, K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1978 Piano Concertos No. 9 & 21 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Murray Perahia 2
1978 Piano Concertos No. 20 & 27 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Murray Perahia 1
1978 Symphonien No. 32, No. 35 "Haffner" No 36 "Linz" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1979 Symphonies nos. 32, 35 "Haffner", 36 "Linz" Mozart; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm 1
1980 Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1980 Hornkonzerte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Günter Högner 4
1980 Piano Concertos Nos. 11, 12, and 14 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Murray Perahia 1
1980 The Magic Flute Highlights (Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor James Levine) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1981 Piano Concertos no. 22, K. 482 & no. 19, K. 459 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Uri Segal, Alicia de Larrocha 2
1981 Sir Colin Davis, Staatskapelle Dresden Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1981 Symphony no. 40 / Symphony no. 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
1982 Klavierkonzerte Nos. 20 & 12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
1982 Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Grieg: Holberg Suite / Prokofiev: Symphonie Classique Mozart, Grieg, Prokofiev; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1982 Alfred Brendel Collection Vol. 7 Mozart; Alfred Brendel 1
1982 Don Giovanni (Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opéra, feat. conductor: Lorin Maazel) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1982 Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Mozart; Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2
1982 Hornkonzerte Mozart; Gerd Seifert, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1982 Piano Concertos Nos. 15, 21 Mozart; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Alfred Brendel 2
1982 Requiem Mozart; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 3

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