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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Annotation last modified on 2013-07-10 08:53 UTC.

Legal name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

Wikipedia

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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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Piano Quartets (The Mozartean Players feat. fortepiano: Steven Lubin, violin: Stanley Ritchie, viola: David Miller, cello: Myron Lutzke) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Quartets nos. 1 & 2 Mozart; Éder Quartet, Dezső Ránki 1
Piano Quartets: K. 478 and K. 493 (Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Quintet in E-flat major K.452 / "Kegelstatt" Trio in E-flat K.498 / Adagio & Rondo K.617 Mozart; Ensemble Wien-Berlin, James Levine 1
Piano Sonata Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas Mozart; Gerhard Oppitz 1
Piano Sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ingrid Haebler 1
Piano Sonatas (Glenn Gould) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas (Marta Deyanova) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas K 310, 332, 545 Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
Piano Sonatas KV 284 & KV 533/494 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Claudio Arrau 1
Piano Sonatas KV533 Mozart; Alfred Brendel 1
Piano Sonatas on Fortepiano, Volume 1: K. 279:, K. 280 & K. 281 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas, KV 284 & 570, Rondo KV 485 Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Aldo Ciccolini 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Paul Badura-Skoda) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 (Paul Badura-Skoda) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (Paul Badura-Skoda) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 4 W.A. Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 4 (Paul Badura-Skoda) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Piano Sonatas, Volume 5 (Paul Badura-Skoda) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Píanó: Händel / Mozart / Schubert / Chopin / Schumann / Brahms Händel, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms; Jónas Ingimundarson 1
Pianoforte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jos van Immerseel 1
Prokofiev: Peter und der Wolf / Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Brahms: Vier ungarische Tänze Prokofiev, Mozart, Brahms 1
Quartetti per archi K. 428 e K. 458 Mozart; Melos Quartett 1
Quintet for Clarinet / Quartet for Flute no. 1 / Quartet for Oboe Mozart; Amadeus Quartet 1
Quintets for Piano and Winds Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven; English Chamber Orchestra Soloists, Murray Perahia 1
Quintette K. 516 / Quatuor K. 421 Mozart; Quatuor Ysaÿe, Hatto Beyerle 1
Quintettes à cordes K. 515 & K. 516 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Le Quatuor Talich 1
Quintettes pour piano et vents Mozart, Beethoven; Ensemble a vents de Budapest, Zoltán Kocsis 1
Raccolta 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Ransom Wilson: The Flute Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem Mozart; Edith Mathis, Grace Bumbry, George Shirley, Marius Rintzler, New Philharmonia Chorus, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 1
Requiem Mozart; Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt 1
Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Karl Böhm, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Symphoniker, Teresa Stich-Randall, Ira Malaniuk, Waldemar Kmentt & Kurt Böhme 1
Requiem (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus feat. conductor: Donald Runnicles) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem (Michel Corboz) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem / Pequeña serenata nocturna K 525 Mozart; Karajan, Orquesta Filarmonica de Berlin 5 1
Requiem in D minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Requiem in D minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge 1
Requiem in D minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor (Hermann Scherchen edition) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor (Orkiestra Filharmonii Rzeszowskiej) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor (Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Academy Chamber Choir) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor / Exsultate, jubilate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor / Four Opera Arias (The Philharmonia Orchestra) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor / Four Sacred Choral Works / The Seven Last Words of Christ (Vienna Academy Chorus feat. conductor: Hermann Scherchen) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem in D minor / Laudate Dominum Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem KV626 (Levin Edition) Bass Part Predominate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Salzburg Symphonies 1–3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Salzburger Symphonien Nr. 1–3, KV 136–138 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 Mozart; Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Hermann Abel, Alexander von Pitamic 1
Schubert: String Quintet in C / Mozart: Adagio and Fugue, K. 546 Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth 1
Selections from the 2005-2006 Season Advent Chamber Orchestra, Johann Sebastian Bach, François Couperin, Béla Bartók, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi & Arcangelo Corelli 1
Selections from the December 2006 Concert Advent Chamber Orchestra, Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenade No. 9 "Posthorn" / Notturno (Capella Istropolitana, feat. posthorn: Hans Gansch) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenade: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”, K 525 / Concerto grosso in A minor, op. 6 no. 4 Mozart, Handel; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
Serenaden Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenaden (Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenaden & Divertimenti Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
Serenades Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra 1
Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major and Sinfonia Nº 38 "Praga" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sinfonía No. 41 en do mayor "Júpiter", K 551 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sinfonien Nr. 33 B-dur KV 319 / Nr. 34 C-dur KV 338 / Nr. 32 G-dur KV 318 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concertgebouw-Orchester, Amsterdam, Josef Krips 1
Sonatas for Piano & Violin (violin: Ani Kavafian, piano: J. F. Osorio) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Mozart; Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim 1
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Mozart; Yefim Bronfman, Isaac Stern 1
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Mozart; Radu Lupu, Szymon Goldberg 1
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol 3 - K.301, 306, 378 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Neikrug 1
Sonaten Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;Alexeï Lubimov 1
Sonates violon et piano K. 305, 378, 380 et 454 Mozart; Petr Messiereur, Stanislav Bogunia 1
Streichquartette KV 387 & KV 575 Mozart; Alban Berg Quartett 1
String Quartets Haydn, Mozart; Quartetto Italiano 1
Symphonie N°40 / Une petite musique de nuit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Jean-Pierre Wallez 1
Symphonien Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonien 38 & 39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonien 40 & 36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonien No. 32, 33, 36 "Linzer" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
Symphonien Nos. 25 & 38 "Prager" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine 1
Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies 40 & 41 "Jupiter" Mozart; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Sir Georg Solti 1
Symphonies 40 & 41 “Jupiter” Mozart; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips 1
Symphonies no. 33 & 35 (Hübschesgutes / Hafner) (Academy of St Martin in the Fields feat: conductor Iona Brown) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies no. 38 "Prague" & no. 41 "Jupiter" / Cassation, K. 63 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík 1
Symphonies No. 40 and No. 41 Mozart; Franzjosef Maier 1
Symphonies No.35 & 31 - Orchestra of 18th Century, Frans Brüggen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies Nos. 19, 20, & 37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies Nos. 28-30 (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields feat. conductor: Neville Marriner) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies nos. 29 and 33 Mozart; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner 1
Symphonies nos. 29, 35 "Haffner" & 40 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
Symphonies nos. 31, 33 & 34 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 & 41 (NBC Symphony feat. conductor Arturo Toscanini) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies: No. 31 "Paris" / No. 40 / No. 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm 1
Symphony No. 35 "Haffner" / No. 34 / No. 39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony no. 35 "Haffner" / Symphony no. 36 "Linz" Mozart; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík 4 1
Symphony No. 35 in D major ("Haffner"), K. 385 / Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 38 / No. 39 / No. 40 (Columbia Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Bruno Walter nies) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony no. 38 in D major, "Prague" / Symphony no. 40 in G minor Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony no. 40 in G minor K 550 / Symphony no. 41 in C major K 551 "Jupter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter' / Marriage of Figaro Overture (Royal Promenade Orchestra feat. Nigel Simpson) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 41 in C major "Jupiter" (European Symphony Orchestra, feat. conductor: Hymisher Greenburg, horn: John Miller) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

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