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)

History:
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
Wikipedia
IMSLP
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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Legal name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (/ˈwʊlfɡæŋ æməˈdəs ˈmtsɑːrt/; MOHT-sart; German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeːʊs ˈmoːtsaʁt]; 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, he 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 more than 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 is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1951 Le nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Elisabeth Höngen, Sena Jurinac, Erich Kunz, George London, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Irmgard Seefried, Herbert von Karajan 12
1954 Horn Concertos Mozart; Dennis Brain, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 4
1955 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Rita Streich, Maria Stader, Ernst Haefliger, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Josef Greindl, RIAS Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay 5 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
1958 Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" / Symphony No. 29 Mozart, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
1959 Anna Moffo Sings Mozart Arias Mozart; Anna Moffo 5 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 Klavierkonzerte d-moll KV 466 • B-Dur KV 456 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1964 Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 2
1964 Klavierkonzerte D-Dur KV 451 • A-Dur KV 488 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
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 4
1964 Symphonies nos. 29 & 39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sinfonia of London, Sir Colin Davis 3
1964 Violin Concerto K. 211 / Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Arthur Grumiaux, Arrigo Pelliccia, London Symphony Orchestra & Colin Davis 1
1965 Requiem, K. 626 Mozart; Wilma Lipp, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Anton Dermota, Walter Berry, Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 8
1965 Symphonies no. 40 in G minor / No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter" Mozart; Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra 1
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
1966 »Krönungskonzert« KV 537 Und Klavierkonzert A-Dur KV 414 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academica Des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1966 Klavierkonzerte ES-Dur KV 449 ∙ c-moll KV 491 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1967 Harfenkonzerte Händel, Wagenseil, Mozart; Nicanor Zabaleta 1 3
1967 Klavierkonzerte (C-Dur / KV 415 • F-Dur / KV 459) Mozart; Camerata Academica Des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1967 Two Favorite Symphonies Mozart; George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra 1
1968 The Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Sonatas Nos. 1-5) Mozart; Glenn Gould 1
1968 Klavierkonzerte C-Dur KV 503 · C-Dur KV 246 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1968 Le nozze di Figaro Mozart; Hermann Prey, Edith Mathis, Gundula Janowitz, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Tatiana Troyanos, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm 3
1969 The Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Sonatas Nos. 6, 7, 9) Mozart; Glenn Gould 1
1969 Klavierkonzerte: F-Dur, KV 413 / B-Dur, KV 450 Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Géza Anda 1
1970 Klavierkonzerte Es-Dur KV. 271 (Jeune-Homme Concerto) • B-Dur KV. 39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1970 Piano Concertos in D-Major K 175 • G-Major K 40 • D-Major K 41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1970 The Sound of the Mozart Piano Mozart; Jörg Demus, Norman Shetler 1
1971 Beverly Sills Sings Mozart & Strauss Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss; Beverly Sills, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato 5 3
1971 Requiem Mozart; Helen Donath, Yvonne Minton, Ryland Davies, Gerd Nienstedt, John Alldis Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis 5 3
1971 Requiem in D minor, K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Wiesław Ochman, Karl Ridderbusch 5 4
1971 Symphonies No. 35 "Haffner" / No. 40 "Great" / No. 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1972 The Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (Sonatas Nos. 8, 10, 12, 13) Mozart; Glenn Gould 1
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 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 Symphonie des jouets / Promenades en traîneau / Danses allemandes L. Mozart, W.A. Mozart; Orchestre Pro Arte de Munich, Kurt Redel 1
1972 Violin Concertos 1-5 Mozart; David Oistrach, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1972 Violin Concertos Nos. 1-3 / Rondo KV 373 Mozart; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, David Oistrakh 4
1973 The Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 (Sonatas Nos. 11, 15, 16, Fantasia in D Minor) Mozart; Glenn Gould 1
1973 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 / Serenade no. 9 in D major, K. 320 "Posthorn" Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 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
1973 Klavierkonzerte B-Dur, KV 595 ∙ F-Dur, KV 37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academia des Salzburger Mozarteums, Anda Géza 1
1974 Les Sonates Pour Piano, Volume 7 W.A. Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
1974 Sonate All'Epistola Mozart; François Delor, Collegium Academicum de Genève, Robert Dunand 1
1975 The Mozart Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5 (Sonatas Nos. 14, 17, 18, Fantasia in C Minor) Mozart; Glenn Gould 1
1976 Les Sonates Pour Piano, Volume 6 W. A. Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
1977 The Two Flute Concertos / Andante, K 315 Mozart; James Galway, Lucerne Festival Strings, Rudolf Baumgartner 1
1977 Requiem Mozart; Ileana Cotrubaş, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, John Shirley‐Quirk, Academy and Chorus of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, László Heltay, Neville Marriner 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 Solflöjt 2 Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Sommerfeldt, Rachmaninov, von Koch; Gunilla von Bahr, The Stockholm Chamber Ensemble, Jan‐Olav Wedin, Hans Fagius 1
1978 Symphonien No. 32, No. 35 "Haffner" No 36 "Linz" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1979 James Galway plays Mozart Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, James Galway 1
1979 Les Sonates Pour Piano, Volume 8 W.A. Mozart; Maria João Pires 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 Mozart and Handel: Harp Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & George Frideric Handel 1
1980 Piano Concertos Nos. 11, 12, and 14 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Murray Perahia 1
1981 Piano Concertos no. 22, K. 482 & no. 19, K. 459 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Uri Segal, Alicia de Larrocha 2
1981 Mozart, Duos K.423 & 424 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1981 Symphonien Nr. 39 & Nr. 41 »Jupiter« Mozart; Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis 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 The Two Flute Concertos Mozart; James Galway, New Irish Chamber Orchestra, André Prieur 1
1982 Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Grieg: Holberg Suite / Prokofiev: Symphonie Classique Mozart, Grieg, Prokofiev; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1982 Das Wunderkind Aus Salzburg Oder: Vor Lauter Tintenklecksen Kann Er Die Noten Kaum Lesen. Ein Musikalisches Hörspiel Von Katrin Behrend Und Helmut Lesch Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1982 Don Giovanni Mozart; Maazel, Raimondi, Te Kanawa, Chorus of the Paris Opera, Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Berganza, Macurdy, Moser, King, Riegel, Van Dam 1
1982 Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Mozart; Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2
1982 Hornkonzerte Mozart; Gerd Seifert, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 3
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
1982 Serenade no. 10 K. 361 (Grand Partita) in B-flat for 13 Winds Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Marlboro Alumni, Marcel Moyse 2
1982 The Flute Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Barthold Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken, Lucy van Dael, Wieland Kuijken 1
1982 Two String Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Smetana Quartet 1
1983 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Amadeus Quartet, Rainer Zepperitz, Gerd Seifert, Manfred Klier 1
1983 Violinkonzerte nos. 3 & 5 Mozart; Itzhak Perlman, Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine 3
1983 Piano Concertos no. 21 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado 1
1983 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Canon / Adagio Mozart, Pachelbel, Albinoni; I Musici 1
1983 Brahms, Mozart - Clarinet Quintets Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1983 Die Zauberflöte: Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Bernard Haitink, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Lucia Popp 3
1983 Le nozze di Figaro Mozart; Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Frederica von Stade, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Allen, Kurt Moll, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti 2
1983 Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 / Weber/Küffner: Introduction, Theme & Variations W.A. Mozart, Weber/Küffner; Sabine Meyer, Philharmonia Quartett Berlin 1
1983 Piano Concertos no. 12, K.414 and no. 13, K.415 Mozart; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra 1
1983 Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 16 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Murray Perahia 1
1983 Symphonies nos. 35 & 34 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1983 Symphonies Nos. 36 & 38 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1983 Symphony No. 40 / Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" Mozart; The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Jaap Schröder 2
1983 Violin Concerto No. 1 / No. 2 Mozart; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman 1

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