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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Legal name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart


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 that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Complete Piano Concertos Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
1998 Horn Concertos / Wind Quintet Mozart; Dennis Brain, Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra, Colin Horsley, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble 6
1998 Die Entführung aus dem Serail Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Köth, Wunderlich, Böhme, Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Eugen Jochum 1
1998 Clarinet Concertos Mozart, Krommer; Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Jörg Faerber, Sharon Kam 1
1998 Laudate Dominum / Vespers & Litanies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Flötenkonzerte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Bernhard Klee 1
1998 Eight Famous Viennese String Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert; Pražák Quartet 1
1998 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Gueden, Lipp, Simoneau, Berry, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1998 Classical Relaxation: Mozart with Ocean Sounds Mozart; The Northstar Orchestra 1
1998 Die Zauberflöte (Highlights) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Don Giovanni Mozart; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado 1
1998 Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim 1
1998 Don Giovanni: Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge 1
1998 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 43: Clara Haskil I Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Clara Haskil 1
1998 Klavierkonzerte Nr. 21 & 26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteum, Géza Anda 1
1998 Missae Breves K. 140 & 192 / Missa Longa K. 262 (Concentus Musicus Wien feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Mozart: Oboe Concerto & Symphony No. 38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Mozart: Requiem / Bruckner: Missa Solemnis, Psalms 112 & 150 Mozart, Bruckner; Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, Bamberger Symphoniker, Karl Anton Rickenbacher 1
1998 Piano Concertos No. 25 in C, K. 503 / No. 9 in E-Flat, K. 271 (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, feat. Richard Goode: Piano) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Piano Concertos Nos. 14-16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Requiem Mozart; New Polish Philharmonic, Józef Radwan 2
1998 Ultimate Classical Collection, the Composers: Mozart: Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1998 Violin Concertos nos. 2, 3, 5 Mozart; Wiener Kammerorchester, Yehudi Menuhin, Vadim Repin 1
1998 Von Karajan Inédito 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piotr Tschaikowsky; Herbert von Karajan 1
1998 Von Karajan inédito 6 Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Herbert von Karajan 1
1999 Schubert: "Trout" Quintet / Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik Schubert, Mozart; Takács Quartet, Andreas Haefliger 1
1999 Complete Solo Piano Music, Volume 10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
1999 Mitridate Mozart; Cecilia Bartoli, Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Brian Asawa, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset 1
1999 Così fan tutte (Concerto Köln & Kölner Kammerchor feat. conductor: René Jacobs) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms; Emerson String Quartet, David Shifrin 1
1999 Violin Concerti 3 & 5 Mozart; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1999 Piano Concertos KV 271, 453, 456 / Adagio and Fugue KV 546 Mozart; Keith Jarrett,Stuttgarter Kammerorchester,Dennis Russell Davies 1
1999 Don Giovanni (Prague and Vienna Versions) (London Classical Players feat. conductor: Roger Norrington) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim 1
1999 Intégrale des 6 quintettes à cordes (Le Quatuor Talich) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Piano Concertos Nos. 20, 19, 10 (Alexandre Rabinovitch) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1999 Requiem Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
1999 Piano Concertos nos. 5, 6, & 8 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1999 Così fan tutte Mozart; Schwarzkopf, Merriman, Otto, Panerai, Simoneau, Bruscantini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Herbert von Karajan 2
1999 Quatuors avec flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emmanuel Pahud 1
1999 Die Zauberflöte Mozart; Dermota, Seefried, Kunz, Lipp, Weber, London, Singverein Der Musikfreunde Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1999 Piano Concertos K466 & K491 Mozart; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Alfred Brendel 1
1999 The Four Hornbone Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christian Lindberg, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow 1
1999 Klavierkonzerte nos. 8, 23 & 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wilhelm Kempff, Ferdinand Leitner 1
1999 Music For Piano: Duet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz 2
1999 Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Symphony no. 7 / Mozart: Symphony no. 35 Beethoven, Mozart; Zinka Milanov, Kerstin Thorborg, Koloman von Pataky, Nicola Moscona, BBC Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1999 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 27, K595 Brahms, Mozart; Wilhelm Backhaus, Wiener Philharmoniker, Böhm 1
1999 Concertos pour flûte et harpe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Serenade K 239 "Notturna", Serenade K 388, Serenade K 525 "A Little Night Music" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
1999 Don Giovanni (Chor der Wiener Staatsoper & Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Double Piano Concertos Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bruch; Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner, Güher & Süher Pekinel 1
1999 Flute Quartets (Emmanuel Pahud) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Grosse Messe C-Moll Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Idomeneo Mozart; Luciano Pavarotti, Gundula Janowitz, Richard Lewis 1
1999 Mozart: Messe in C-Dur "Orgelsolo-Messe" / Salieri: Messe in D-Dur "Hofkapellmeister-Messe" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri; Chorvereinigung St. Augustin, Friedrich Wolf 1
1999 Mozart: Symphony No. 33 / German Dances / Schubert: Symphony No. 9 "The Great" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1999 Music for Two Pianos Mozart, Reger, Busoni; András Schiff, Peter Serkin 1
1999 Piano Concertos nos. 24 & 25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Géza Anda 1
1999 Piano Concertos nos. 25 & 27 Mozart; Daniel Barenboim 1
1999 Preussische Quartete KV 575 & KV 590 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
1999 Quintets for Fortepiano & Wind Instruments Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven; Robert Levin, Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble 1
1999 Serenaden & Divertimenti Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 String Quartet, K. 387 / String Quartet, K. 465 / Adagio & Fugue, K. 546 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Sine Nomine 1
1999 Symphonies nos. 10, 11, 42 & 44-46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Harnoncourt 1
1999 Symphonies Nos. 25, 35, 40 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 2
1999 Symphonies Nos. 38 & 39 / Masonic Funeral Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1999 Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 & 41 (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Karl Bohm) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Double Concertos Bach, Mozart, Brahms; Jascha Heifetz 3
2000 Piano Concerto no. 12 / Piano Quartet no. 2 Mozart; Alban Berg Quartett; Alfred Brendel 1
2000 Requiem & Kyrie D-Moll (Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart feat. conductor: Helmuth Rilling) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Exsultate, jubilate: arias Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; María Bayo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Víctor Pablo Pérez 1
2000 Piano Duets, Volume 1: Sonata in C major / Sonata in D major / Fantasia in F minor / Andante with Five Variations in G major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jenő Jandó, Zsuzsa Kollár 1
2000 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 / Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter" Mozart; Philharmonia Hungarica, Peter Maag 1
2000 Five Divertimentos Mozart; Kálmán Berkes, Tomoko Takashima, Koji Okazaki 1
2000 Flute Quartets Mozart; Sharon Bezaly, Salzburger Solisten 1
2000 Concerto pour clarinette Mozart; Michel Portal, Wiener Kammerorchester, Philippe Entremont 1
2000 More Mozart for Mothers-to-Be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Beethoven: Symphonien 5 & 8 / Mozart: Adagio & Fugue / Divertimento 17: Adagio Beethoven, Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2000 Cosi Fan Tutte (Böhm, Philharmonia, 1963) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Karl Böhm, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Hanny SteffekAlfredo Kraus, Giuseppe Taddei, Walter Berry, Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus 2
2000 Die Zauberflöte (Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Otto Klemperer) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
2000 Music for Piano and Wind Quintet Mozart; Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Stephen Hough 1
2000 The Complete Piano Sonatas and Variations Mozart; Daniel Barenboim 1
2000 Requiem / Exsultate, jubilate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 The Complete Concerto Recordings, Volume 3 J.S. Bach, Mozart, Kreisler; Fritz Kreisler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2000 BBC Music, Volume 9, Number 3: BBC Legends Vivaldi / Mozart / Schubert 1
2000 Beethoven: Horn Quintet, op. 16 / Mozart: Horn Quintet, K. 407 / Brahms: Horn Trio, op. 40 Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms; Dennis Brain, English String Quartet, Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble 1
2000 Clarinet Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Concerto for Flute & Harp Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2
2000 Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Favres Solisten Vereinigung, Sir Thomas Beecham, Rosvænge, Lemnitz, Hüsch, Berger, Strienz 1
2000 Don Giovanni Mozart; Herbert von Karajan 1
2000 Don Giovanni Mozart; Siepi, Della Casa, Danco, Gueden, Corena, Anton Dermota, Wiener Philharmoniker, Josef Krips 2
2000 Don Giovanni (Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Klenoty klasické hudby: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (disc 3: Půvab a inspirace) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Listen Learn and Grow Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Mozart Heroines (Natalie Dessay) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Oboe Rhapsody Boccherini, Reicha, Crusell, Mozart; Salvador Mir, Anatoli Romanov, St. Petersburg Trio 1
2000 Requiem in D minor (English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Johannes Somary) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2000 Requiem in D minor / Exsultate, jubilate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4 1
2000 Requiem, K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Tölzer Boys Choir, Tafelmusik, Bruno Weil 2
2000 Serenata notturna / Notturno, K. 286 / Symphony no. 32 / 6 Deutsche Tänze Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag 1
2000 Solemn Vespers (Collegium Instrumentale Brugense feat. conductor: Patrick Peire) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

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