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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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Maurerische Trauermusik / Requiem / Ave Verum Corpus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Nancy Argenta, Catherine Robbin, John Mark Ainsley, Alastair Miles, Schütz Choir & Consort, The London Classical Players, Sir Roger Norrington 1
1994 Così fan tutte (Chamber Orchestra of Europe feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1995 Symphonien Nos. 40 & 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 2
1996 Così fan tutte (Chamber Orchestra of Europe feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1996 The Berlin Recital Brahms, Debussy, Franck, Mozart; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis 1
1997 Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe 2
1997 Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra feat. conductor: Bruno Walter) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 Piano Concertos 20 & 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Ivan Moravec 1
1998 Реквием Вольфганг Амадей Моцарт; солисты, хор и оркестр театра Новая опера, Евгений Колобов 1
2000 Live from the Concertgebouw: 1978 & 1992 Mozart, Beethoven; Martha Argerich 1
2000 Live in Tokyo 1970 Weber, Mozart, Sibelius, Berlioz; The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 2
2000 Mozart: Symphony no. 36 / R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben Mozart, R. Strauss; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
2001 BBC Music, Volume 9, Number 6: Mozart: Trio in E-flat, K498 (Kegelstatt) / Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence (Live performances from SummerFest La Jolla 1999) Mozart / Tchaikovsky 1
2001 Mozart: Piano Sonata, K. 283 / Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux / Scriabin: Piano Sonata no. 9 / Prokofiev: Piano Sonata no. 4 Mozart, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev; Sviatoslav Richter 1
2001 Mozart: Clarinet Quintet / Franck: Piano Quintet / R. Strauss: Prelude to "Capriccio" Mozart, Franck, R. Strauss; Amadeus Quartet, Gervase de Peyer, Sir Clifford Curzon, Cecil Aronowitz, William Pleeth 1
2002 Beethoven: Symphony no. 4 / Mozart: Posthornserenade Beethoven, Mozart; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2005 Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, K. 322 / Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 / Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major, op. 101 / Brahms: Intermezzos, op. 119 nos. 1 & 3 Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms; Wilhelm Kempff 1
2005 Symphonies nos. 35 “Haffner”, 36 “Linz”, 40 Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
2006 Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire 1
2006 A Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass in Memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Requiem in D minor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory of Music Chorus pro Musica, Harvard Glee Club, & Radcliff Glee Club feat. conductor: Erich Leinsdorf) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Requiem in D minor, K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Münchner Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann 1
2007 Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3 / Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Mozart, Vivaldi; Henryk Szeryng, English Chamber Orchestra 1
2007 Mozart: Vespers / Faure: Requiem Mozart, Fauré; The Sixteen 1
2008 Die Entführung aus dem Serail Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Scottish Chamber Chorus, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yelda Kodallı, Paul Groves, Desirée Rancatore, Peter Rose, Lynton Atkinson, Oliver Tobias 1
2008 Mass in C minor - Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kölner Kantorei, Volker Hempfling, Hierdeis, Browner, Ullmann, Volpert, Johann Christian Bach-Akademie 1
2010 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 "The Great" / Mozart: Symphony No. 38 "Prague" Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 1
2011 Symphonies no. 39 & 40 Mozart; Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado 1
2014 Mozart: Piano Concertos K 503 & K 466 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart 1
2014 Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Dunedin Consort, John Butt 1
2014 Piano Concerto no. 18, K456 & no. 19, K459 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orchestra 1
2014 Mozart Requiem / Schubert "Unfinished" Symphony Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert; Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, Leslie Dala, Caitlin Wood, Laurelle Jade Froese, Rocco Rupolo, Zachary Read, Vancouver Bach Choir 1
Mozart Requiem: Revised and Completed by Robert D. Levin (La Chapelle de Québec, Les Violons du Roy, feat. conductor: Bernard Labadie) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto / Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Jack Brymer 1
Schumann: Piano Quintet, op. 44 / Mozart: String Quartet, KV 465 "Dissonance" Schumann, Mozart; Philippe Entremont, Alban Berg Quartett 1
Violinsonaten KV306, 378 & 372 Mozart; Oleg Kagan, Sviatoslav Richter 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman's "The Magic Flute") Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1984 Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, Neville Marriner 9
1985 More Music From the Film Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 3
1999 Der Stein der Weisen: oder Die Zauberinsel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Johann Baptist Henneberg, Benedikt Schack, Franz Xaver Gerl, Emanuel Schikaneder; Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman 1
2005 The Magic Flute (London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Don Giovanni: Leporello's Revenge (The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra feat. conductor: Richard Bradshaw) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Magic Flute Mozart; Anneliese Rothenberger, Edda Moser, Peter Schreier, Walter Berry, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1949 La violetta / A Chloe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Lidia Stix, Giorgio Favaretto 1
1991 Mozart est gai Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1991 Piano Concerto no. 12 Mozart; Moscow Virtuosi, Vladimir Spivakov, Еvgeny Kissin 1
Die Zauberflöte: O Isis und Osiris / In diesen heil’gen Hallen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Josef Greindl 1
Mozart Liqueur: Taste the Melody Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra feat. Conductor Pinchas Zukerman Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Dupont Variationen KV 573 Mozart; Clara Haskil 1
Klassiek Kompas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Nederlands Kamerorkest, Szymon Goldberg 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Microsoft Multimedia Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Messe du couronnement Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 Così Van Tutte (Ausgesuchte Höhepunkte) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Misa de Requiem en Re Menor, KV 626 - Orfeón Donostiarra y Orquesta Filarmónica de Andalucía - Director: Sáinz Alfaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2012 Magic Flute Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Marriage of Figaro: Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 String Quartet no. 15 in D minor, K.421 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Musopen String Quartet 1
2012 String Quartet no. 19 in C major, K.465 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Musopen String Quartet 1
2012 Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Mozart 111 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2012 Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 53 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 55 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 67 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 74 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 75 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart Opera Arias Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Symphonies 35 & 38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Elvira Madigan Piano Concerto No. 23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Piano sonatas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Symphonic Works Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Mozart: Symphonies, No. 32, 40 & 41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Wind Concertos (production music) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Der Heitere Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Classic Composers - Classical 6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Lebrun / Mozart - Heinz Holliger - Oboe Concertos Ludwig August Lebrun & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1983 Violin Concerto No. 1 / No. 2 Mozart; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman 2
1985 Eine kleine Nachtmusik; "Posthorn" Serenade Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1986 Divertimenti KV 213, 240, 252, 253, 270 for 6 wind instruments blaser der berliner philharmoniker Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1986 Serenade D-dur Kv 320 Posthorn & Symphonie No.31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1986 Serenata Notturna K.239 / Divertimenti K.251 & K.270 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
1986 Symphonies No. 35 'Haffner' & No. 41 'Jupiter (St. Martin in the Fields feat. conductor: Neville Marriner) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3
1986 The Mozart Collection (The City of London Sinfonia feat. conductor John Rutter) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1987 Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1987 Don Giovanni Wolfgang A. Mozart; The Amadeus Ensemble, Julius Rudel 1
1988 James Galway Plays Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2
1988 Clarinet Concerto - Clarinet Quintet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Frans Brüggen, Eric Hoeprich, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century 1
1988 Die Symphonien Mozart; Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
1988 Missa Solemnis in C minor K139 'Waisenhausmesse' Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1988 Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24 Mozart; City of London Sinfonia, Howard Shelley 1
1988 W. A. Mozart (Radio Luxembourg Symphony feat. conductor Louis de Froment) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Wiener Philharmoniker) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Masterpieces of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1989 Quintets for Piano and Wind Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vlado Perlemuter, Albion Ensemble 1
1989 The Mozart Collection Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2

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