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 (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 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
2008 Piano Concertos K. 414 & K. 491 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Maurizio Pollini 1
2008 La flute enchantée Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Klavierkonzerte, Volume 4 Mozart; Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne 1
2008 Mozart: "Gran Partita" / Berg: Kammerkonzert Mozart, Berg; Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez, Christian Tetzlaff, Mitsuko Uchida 1
2008 Hong Xu: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hong Xu 1
2008 Colloredo Serenade K.203 & Divertimento K.251 (Scottish Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor Alexander Janiczek) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Arias & Overtures (Oulu Symphony Orchestra feat. soprano: Helena Juntunen, conductor: Dmitri Slobodeniouk) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin, Volume 5 W.A. Mozart; Gary Cooper, Rachel Podger 1
2008 Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin, Volume 6 W.A. Mozart; Gary Cooper, Rachel Podger 1
2008 Don Giovanni Mozart, Ezio Pinza, Elisabeth Rethberg, Dino Borgioli, Virginio Lazzari, Luise Helletsgruber, Wiener Philharmoniker & Bruno Walter 1
2008 Le nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Lytte, lære og lege med Mozart: Leg og fantasi Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Mozart: Divertimento, KV 563 / Schönberg: Streichtrio, op. 45 Mozart, Schönberg; Arnold-Schönberg-Trio 1
2008 Piano Concertos 17 & 20 Mozart; Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra 2
2008 Piano Concertos 21 & 22 Mozart; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jonathan Biss 1
2008 Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra 2
2008 Requiem / Mass in C minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Thomas Quasthoff, Arleen Augér, Robert Swensen, Doris Soffel, Kölner rundfunkchor, Kölner rundfunk-sinfonie-orchester, Gary Bertini 1
2008 Violin Concertos Beethoven; Mozart, Horace Silver; Nigel Kennedy 1
2008 Маленькая ночная серенада (Венский Филармонический оркестр, дирижёр: Вильгельм Фуртвенглер; Симфонический оркестр Ленинградской филармонии, дирижёр: Евгений Мравинский) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Requiem in D minor (Wiener Symphoniker feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Piano Concerto No. 24, Piano Concerto No. 20 (Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine feat. conductor: Alain Lombard, piano: Emile Naoumoff) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin (violin: Petra Müllejans, pianoforte: Kristian Bezuidenhout) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 BBC Music, Volume 17, Number 7: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Clifford Curzon, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, Bernhard Klee, George Hurst 1
2009 W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Ivor Bolton, Lars Vogt 1
2009 Klavierkonzerte, Volume 5 Mozart; Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne 1
2009 Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt 1
2009 Mozart Sonatas feat. Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Volume 3: Four Sonatas, K330-K333 - 1783 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Mozart Sonatas feat. Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Volume 4: Fantasy K475, Sonata K457, and Sonata K533 and K494: 1784-1788 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Mozart Sonatas feat. Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Volume 5: Three Last Sonatas (K545, K570, K576 - 1788-1789) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Piano Concertos Nos. 7, 12 and 23 Mozart; Leon Fleisher 1
2009 The Complete Violin Concertos Mozart; Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica 1
2009 The Complete Horn Concertos Mozart; Stefan Dohr, Emanuel Schulz, Camerata Schulz 1
2009 Piano Sonatas Mozart; Ronan O'Hora 1
2009 Hofmann, Haydn, Mozart: Cellokonzerte Hofmann, Haydn, Mozart; Sol Gabetta, Kammerorchester Basel, Sergio Ciomei 2
2009 Mozart / Schubert / Beethoven / Wagner Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Wagner; Jonas Kaufmann, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2009 Mozart Arias - Live at la Monnaie / De Munt (Symphony Orchestra of La Monnaie / De Munt feat. conductor: Kazushi Ono, soprano: Sophie Karthäuser) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 3rd Concert of the World Doctors Orchestra Mozart, Mahler; World Doctors Orchestra, Stefan Willich 1
2009 aAa Mozart; Slovenska filharmonija, Aleksander Rudin, Aleš Kacjan 1
2009 Amadeus Best Of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin, Volumes 7 & 8 W.A. Mozart; Gary Cooper, Rachel Podger 1
2009 Mozart Bach Mozart, Bach; Maria João Pires 1
2009 Mozart: Sinfonia concertante / Haydn: Violin Concerti 1 & 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn; Rachel Podger, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Pavlo Beznosiuk 1
2009 Piano Concertos No. 23, K488 / No. 24, K491 Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida, Cleveland Orchestra 1
2009 Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 Mozart; New Italian Quartet, Antoine de Bavier 1
2009 Quintets for Piano and Winds Mozart, Beethoven; Netherlands Wind Soloists, Klára Würtz 2
2009 Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Peter Lichtenthal; Quatuor Debussy 1
2010 Recital Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Liszt; Van Cliburn 1
2010 Works for Flute and Organ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Bent Larsen, Peter Langberg 1
2010 Symphonies 29, 31 "Paris", 32, 35 "Haffner" & 36 "Linz" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 2
2010 Symphonies 39 and 40 (Freiburger Barockorchester feat. conductor: René Jacobs) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Mozart, Musique pour clavier - Vol.1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Klavierkonzerte Nr. 22 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Daniel Barenboim, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 2
2010 Mozart in Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
2010 Symphonies no. 38 & 39 Mozart; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
2010 Piano Concertos nos. 21 & 26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Klavierkonzerte, Volume 6 Mozart; Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne 1
2010 Duo Sonatas, Volume 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Duo Amadè 1
2010 Music for 2 Pianos Mozart, Debussy, Bartók; Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich 2
2010 Die Hochzeit des Figaro (Chor und Symphonieorchester des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, feat. conductor Ferenc Fricsay, singers: Kunz, Güden, Schöffler, Grümmer) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, René Jacobs 1
2010 Karen Geoghegan plays Mozart, Rossini, Kreutzer, Crusell Mozart, Rossini, Kreutzer, Crusell; Karen Geoghegan, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda 1
2010 Violin Concertos 3 & 5 / Sinfonia Concertante Mozart; Richard Tognetti, Christopher Moore, Australian Chamber Orchestra 1
2010 Brahms: Symphonie 2 / Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music / R. Strauss: Metamorphosen Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
2010 Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 Mozart; Scott St. John, Lara St. John, The Knights 1
2010 BBC Music, Volume 18, Number 14: Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 4 / Korngold: Violin Concerto Mozart, Korngold; Hilary Hahn, Andrew Haveron, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, Jiří Bělohlávek 1
2010 Divertimento K. 563 Mozart; Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, Christian Poltéra 2
2010 Piano Concertos 22 & 25 Mozart; David Fray, Philharmonia Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden 2
2010 Symphonies nos. 35 "Haffner", 39, 40 Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
2010 Così fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Mozart zum Wohlfühlen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Evgeny Kissin, Kremerata Baltica 1
2011 Horn Concertos 1-4 / Fragment: Horn Concerto in E major Mozart; Barry Tuckwell, London Symphony, Peter Maag 1
2011 Piano Concertos no. 9 "Jeunehomme" & no. 12 Mozart; Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens, Ronald Brautigam 1
2011 Keyboard Music Vol.2 (fortepianist: Kristian Bezuidenhout) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2011 BBC Music, Volume 19, Number 4: Mozart - Mass in C minor, Symphony No. 40 Mozart; David Robertson, Gianandrea Noseda 1
2011 Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Teodor Currentzis 1
2011 Dissonances - String Quartets KV 421 & 465; Divertimento KV 138 (Quatuor Ebene) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2011 Piano Concertos nos. 24 in C minor & 25 in C major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam, Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens 1
2011 Klavierkonzerte, Volume 7 Mozart; Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne 1
2011 The Prussian Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emerson String Quartet 1
2011 Divertimento K. 334 / Oboe Quartet K. 370 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble, Alexander Janiczek 1
2011 Piano Concertos K.459, K.488 / Ch’io mi scordi di te? Mozart; Hélène Grimaud, Mojca Erdmann, Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks 2
2011 Duo Sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Haydn; Rachel Podger, Jane Rogers 1
2011 Flute and Harp Concerto / Sinfonia Concertante for Winds Mozart; Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado 1
2011 Clarinet Quintets Brahms, Mozart; Bingham Quartet, David Campbell 1
2011 Mozart: The Last Six Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Otto Klemperer 1
2011 Requiem Mozart; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom 1
2011 Symphonies 39 & 41 (2006 recordings, not the Philips cycle) Mozart; John Eliot Gardiner 1
2012 Duo Sonatas, Volume 5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Duo Amadè 1
2012 Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Prokofiev, Schumann; Alexis Weissenberg 1
2012 Klavierkonzerte, Volume 8 Mozart; Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne 1
2012 Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 21 Mozart; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Jan Lisiecki, Christian Zacharias 1
2012 Symphonies Nos. 35, 40 & 41 Mozart; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelík 1
2012 Paris & Vienna (piano: Gottlieb Wallisch) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2012 Piano Concertos No. 9, K271 / No. 21, K467 Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida, Cleveland Orchestra 1
2012 Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 21 Mozart; Hallé Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Stephen Hough 1
2012 Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
2012 La Finta Giardiniera Mozart; Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs 1
2012 Karlheinz Stockhausen dirigiert W. A. Mozart, Joseph Haydn; Karlheinz Stockhausen 1

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