Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer)

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FIXME: (In dire need of cleanup)
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
1958 The World of Immortal Serenades Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra 1
1967 Nocturne for Four The Lansdowne String Quartet 1
1970 Super Star Sound: Magic Strings Norman Candler 1
1972 Classics Up to Date, Volume 2 James Last 3
1972 Leopold & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Kurt Redel 1
1973 Classics James Last 2
1977 Murmurs of Earth Various Artists 2
1978 Annie's Song & Other Galway Favorites James Galway, National Philharmonic, Charles Gerhardt 2
1978 Classics Up to Date, Volume 5 James Last 2
1979 Annie's Song and Other Galway Favorites James Galway 1
1979 James Galway plays Mozart James Galway; Wolfgang; London Symphony Orchestra; Eduardo Mata 1
1979 Ein Festliches Konzert zur Weihnachtsczeit mit James Last James Last 1
1979 Pops Christmas Party Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1982 Live at Carnegie Hall Lazar Berman 2
1982 Popular Songs and Duets by Great Masters - Volkstümliche Lieder und Duette großer Meister Soloists of the Vienna Boys Choir, Uwe Christian Harrer 1
1982 Vierhändige Klaviermusik des 18. Jahrhunderts Various Artists 1
1983 I Musici: Mozart, Pachelbel, Albinoni Various Artists 1
1983 A Portrait of Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa 2
1983 Romantisch Lenteconcert Het Orkest van Ennio Francesco Ferrari 1
1984 Ave Maria (English Chamber Orchestra, feat. conductor: Barry Rose, soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa, choir: Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral) Kiri Te Kanawa 2
1984 Classics Up to Date, Volume 6 James Last 2
1984 Handel: Lucrezia; Va tacito e nascosto / Mozart: Il tenero momento; Parto, parto; Lungi da te, mio bene Ann Murray, Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Raymond Leppard 1
1984 L'Adagio d'Albinoni Ensemble Instrumental de France & Philip Bride 3
1985 Choral Masterpieces Robert Shaw; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 1
1985 Classics in the Air Paul Mauriat 1
1985 Für Elise - Rhapsody in Blue Various Artists 2 1
1985 Horowitz: The Last Romantic Vladimir Horowitz 2
1985 Still Life Annie Haslam 3
1985 Trompeten Intermezzo Lennart Axelsson 2
1986 Great European Organs, Number 1 (King's College, Cambridge) Stephen Cleobury 1
1986 Anyone for Mozart, Bach, Händel, Vivaldi? The Swingle Singers 1
1986 Classics in the Air, Volume 2 Paul Mauriat 1
1986 Mechanical Opera: Opera Favorites on Music Boxes (Music boxes from the collections of Roy Mickleburgh and Tony Sherriff) Various Artists 2 2
1986 Mozart Divertimenti Classical Winds 1
1987 The Criminal Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1987 Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Quintet Benny Goodman 2
1987 Complete Horn Concerti David Jolley, French Horn & Solisti New York & Ransom Wilson, Conductor 1
1987 Classics in the Air, Volume 3 Paul Mauriat 1
1987 Harpsichord Masterpieces Robert Aldwinckle 1
1987 Le Duo des Chats et autres airs, duos et trios Victoria de los Ángeles, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore 1
1987 Mozart / Requiem in D Minor & Ave, verum corpus / Haydn / Te Deum in C Wiener Sängerknaben 1
1987 Mozart: Horn Concertos Dale Clevenger 1
1987 Music for Glass Harmonica Various Artists 1
1987 Oboe Concertos Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen, Burkhard Glaetzner 1
1987 Piano Masterpieces Silvia Čápová 1
1987 Quintets for Piano and Wind Instruments Ensemble Wien-Berlin, James Levine 1
1987 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 1 Balázs Szokolay 2
1988 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 2 Péter Nagy 2
1988 Kegelstatt-Trio/ 8 Pieces For Clarinet / Märchenerzahlungen (clarinet: Sabine Meyer, viola: Tabea Zimmermann, piano: Hartmut Höll) Various Artists 1
1988 Romantic Violin Favorites Takako Nishizaki, Wolf Harden 3

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