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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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
Violin Concertos Nos. 5 & 7 (USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Kirill Kondrashin, violin: David Oistrakh) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Violin Sonatas K. 379, K. 304, K. 454 / Variations K. 360 Mozart; Yuuko Shiokawa, András Schiff 1
Violinkonzerte: Nr. 3, KV 216 & Nr. 5, KV 219 Mozart; Isabelle van Keulen, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra 1
W.A. Mozart (The Nash Ensemble) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (II) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

Album + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Mozart, l'enfant musicien Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Piano Concertos Nos. 17, 25 (Cleveland Orchestra feat. George Szell, piano: Rudolf Serkin) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1961 Salzburg Serenades Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Walter Goehr 1
1962 Violin Concerto no. 3 / no. 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Manoug Parikian, Hamburg Chamber Orchestra, Walter Goehr 1
1964 Violin Concertos (complete) Mozart; Arthur Grumiaux 3
1964 Flute Concerto in G / Oboe Concerto in C Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hans Stadlmair, Munich Chamber Orchestra 1
1965 Mozart Overtures Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1974 Mozart: The Early Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1977 Mozart Frühe Sinfonien-2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1977 The Very Best of Mozart Mozart; Hamburg Bach Orchestra, Robert Stehli, Hamburg Symphony, Harold Newman 1
1979 Piano Concertos: No. 19 / No. 17 / No. 27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Pavel Stepan, Musici de Praga, Libor Hlaváček 1
1982 Alfred Brendel Collection Vol. 7 Mozart; Alfred Brendel 1
1982 Four Piano Concerti Mozart; Maria João Pires 1
1982 Time Life Music: The Mozart Collection Mozart; Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
1983 The Magic Flute (Highlights) (Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra feat. conductor: Bernard Haitink) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1984 Sinfonia concertante K. 364 / Violinkonzert No. 1 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1984 Klavierkonzerte Nos. 25 & 27 (London Symphony Orchestra feat. Claudio Abbado) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1984 Opera & Concert Arias Mozart; Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate, Barbara Hendricks 1
1984 Symphonie des jouets / Promenade en traîneau / Une plaisanterie musicale, KV 522 / Divertimento No. 11, KV 251 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1985 Die Zauberflöte (Highlights) Mozart; Edith Mathis, Karin Ott, Janet Perry, Francisco Araiza, Gottfried Hornik, José van Dam, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 5 2
1985 Messe du couronnement / Vesperae solenes de Confessore Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3 1
1985 Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 / Bassoon Concerto / Oboe Concerto; Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Mozart, Haydn 1
1986 Le nozze di Figaro (Highlights) (Te Kanawa, Popp, Ramey, conductor: Solti) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1986 Don Giovanni (Highlights) Mozart; Samuel Ramey, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Kathleen Battle, Gösta Winbergh, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Alexander Malta, Paata Burchuladze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1986 Eine kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner 3
1986 More of the Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1986 Symphonie Nr. 40 / Symphonie Nr. 41 "Jupiter-Symphonie" (Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra London feat. conductor: Joseph Kreutzer, London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Colin Armstrong) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1987 Great Piano Concertos nos. 20, 21, 25 & 27 Mozart; Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 2
1987 Love Themes: Music as Featured in "Out of Africa", "Amadeus", "Elvira Madigan" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1987 Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Riccardo Muti 1
1987 Mostly Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1987 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 / Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Mozart, Beethoven; Sviatoslav Richter, The Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 1
1987 The Great Composers: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3
1987 Works for Piano by Mozart, Corea, and Gulda Mozart, Corea, Gulda; Friedrich Gulda, Chick Corea, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam 1
1988 The String Quartets Mozart; Amadeus Quartet 2
1988 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Weber; Hagen Quartett, Eduard Brunner 1
1988 Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 / Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 Mozart; Gervase de Peyer, Igor Oistrakh, David Oistrakh 1
1988 Great Composers: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1988 Great Composers: Mozart Concert Mozart; Vienna Philharmonic 1
1988 Masters of Classical Music, Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5 2
1988 Symphonies 32, 39 & 41 "Jupiter" (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1988 The Best of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1988 The Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1988 The Music of Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Concertos hautbois, cor, symphonie concertante k364 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Ouvertures Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra / Sinfonia Concertante Mozart; Capella Istropolitana, Richard Edlinger 1
1989 The Best of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 The Piano Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums, Géza Anda 2
1989 Piano Sonatas Complete - V Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos / Mozart: Concerto No. 25 Beethoven, Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Leon Fleisher 1
1989 Classic Collection: Wiener Festkonzert Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss II 1
1989 Klavierkonzerte KV 467 "Elvira Madigan" Und KV 271 "Jeunehomme" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Meditation, Volume 1 Albinoni, Vivaldi, Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Schumann, Handel, Liszt 1
1989 Prestißißimo: Die Wiederentdeckung der Langsamkeit in der Musik Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kammerorchester Sinfonia, Dirk Vermeulen, Grete Wehmeyer 1
1989 The Complete Piano Sonatas / Fantasias K. 397 & K. 475 Mozart; Glenn Gould 3
1989 The Last 6 Symphonies Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1989 The Mozart Experience Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1989 Trésors de la musique Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Violinkonzerte nos. 4 & 5 / Adelaide-Konzert Mozart; Yehudi Menuhin 1
1990 Late Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1990 Die Großen Klaviersonaten Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert; Friedrich Gulda 1
1990 Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola / Sinfonia concertante for Winds Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Karl Böhm 1
1990 Opera Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Mozart Piano (Katia & Marielle Labeque) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Concertos pour violon 1-5 / Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 Mozart; Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin 2
1990 Complete Mozart Edition, Volume 1: Early Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Complete Mozart Edition, Volume 2: Symphonies 21-41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Konzerte für Bläser Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1990 Complete Mozart Edition, Volume 3: Serenades for Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Complete Mozart Edition, Volume 4: Divertimenti Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Complete Mozart Edition, Volume 5: Serenades / Divertimenti Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Complete Mozart Edition, Volume 6: Dances / Marches Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 200me Anniversaire / 200th Anniversary / 200. Gedenkjahr Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Bach / Mozart / Scarlatti / Schubert Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Schubert; Dinu Lipatti 2
1990 Clasic Pasión 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Complete Solo Piano Works Mozart; Walter Gieseking 1
1990 Highlights from The Magic Flute / Idomeneo Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Introducing the Complete Mozart Edition Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1990 Les Triomphes de Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Marches and Dances: German Dance / Cassation / Contredanses W. A. Mozart; Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, The Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra 1
1990 Mass in C major / Coronation Mass Beethoven, Mozart; Karl Richter, Igor Markevitch 2
1990 Mozart at the Movies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Mozart: Violinkonzert Nr. 5 A-dur / Mendelssohn: Violinkonzert E-moll Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Anne-Sophie Mutter 3
1990 Mozarteum Quartett, Salzburg / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Kirchenmusik / "Haydn-Quartet No. 6" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Requiem / Ave Verum Corpus Mozart; Ton Koopman 1
1990 Salzburg Symphonies: Divertimentos KV 136-138 / Symphonies Nos. 1,5,6 W. A. Mozart; Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg 1
1990 Suomalainen Kamariorkesteri Mozart, Beethoven 1
1990 Svjatoslav Richter spielt Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg; Svjatoslav Richter 1
1990 Symphonie no.41 en ut majeur / Concerto pour violon no.3 en sol majeur (Orchestre Philharmonique de Londres/Orchestre du Festival Mozart feat. conductor: Alberto Lizzio) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Symphonies 21-33 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1990 Symphony No 40, Basset clarinet Concerto, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (The Hanover Band feat. directed by: Roy Goodman) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 The Early Symphonies, Volume II Wolfgang A. Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1

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