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

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Great Opera Moments II Mozart; Bartoli, Fleming, Flórez, Janowitz, Netrebko, Von Otter, Terfel, Upshaw 1
2005 Symphonies 33 & 39 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
2005 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Große musikalische Momente Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Chamber Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The Piano Concertos Mozart; Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate 1
2006 The Number One Mozart Album Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Early Symphonies, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2006 The Mozart Collection Mozart; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2
2006 Mozart 250: A Celebration Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Symphonies Nos. 29, 35, 38-41 Mozart; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
2006 Complete Sonatas & Variations Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam 1
2006 Coleção Folha de música clássica, volume 29: Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Mozart Piotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2006 Delius: Piano Concerto / Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 24 / Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra Delius, Mozart, Beethoven; Sir Clifford Curzon 1
2006 Mozart for My Baby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The String Quartets Mozart; Hagen Quartett 1
2006 The Piano Concertos Mozart; Bamberger Symphoniker, Frank Beermann, Matthias Kirschnereit 1
2006 Great Performances: Symphonies Nos. 28, 33, 35 / "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" / "The Marriage of Figaro" Overture Mozart; The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
2006 Mozart Meets Marriner: Piano Concertos Mozart; Marriner 1
2006 Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Arthur Rubinstein, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis 1
2006 Mozart Symphonies Nos. 40, 41 (Tafelmusik Orchestra feat conductor: Bruno Weil) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Ultimate Mozart: The Essential Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The Original Jacket Edition: George Szell Plays and Conducts Mozart Mozart; George Szell 2
2006 250 Years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Forever Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Early Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2006 Great Concertos Rossini, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, etc; Horne, Freire, Barto, Brüggen, Tipo, etc. 1
2006 Casals - Stern - Serkin - Primrose interpretan Mozart: Sinfonía concertante / Concierto 22 para piano y orquesta Mozart; Pablo Casals, Stern, Serkin, Primrose, Perpignan Festival Orchestra 1
2006 Classic Portraits: Solo Piano Works & Piano Concertos nos. 9 & 14 Mozart; Alfred Brendel 1
2006 Essential Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Essential Mozart, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Forgotten Genius, Volume 2 - Ernst Levy Plays Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart; Ernst Levy 1
2006 Musique pour instruments à vent Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Eric Hoeprich & Nachtmusique 1
2006 O Génio Está de Volta - 250 Aniversário Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 Requiem / Choral Works Mozart; Symphonie-Orchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis 1
2006 Sweet Serenade: The Timeless Music of Mozart Mozart 1
2006 Symphonies 29-31, 33, 34, 38 "Prague" and 39 Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
2006 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (highlights) / Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods / Beethoven: Turkish March / Mozart: Turkish March Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Beethoven, Mozart; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2006 The Amadeus Code Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2006 The Unbelievable Mozart, Vol. 1-7 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Consortium Classicum 1
2006 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Premium Edition Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2007 Concert Arias: Complete Mozart 1
2007 Symphonies 28-41 Mozart; Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis 1
2007 Simply Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Sinfonia Varsovia, Emmanuel Krivine, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt 1
2007 Symphonies 35-41 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
2007 Mozart: Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mozart Akademie Amsterdam, Jaap ter Linden 1
2007 Highlights from Mozart’s “Figaro” Mozart; Anna Netrebko, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, Dorothea Röschmann, Bo Skovhus, Christine Schäfer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2007 Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 33: Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena, Josef Krips 1
2007 The Great Symphonies 21-41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips 1
2008 99 Must-Have Mozart Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 A Mozart Album Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Stephen Hough 1
2008 The World's Greatest Composers: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3
2008 Mozart für mein Baby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Symphonies Mozart; Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado 1
2008 The 99 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4 1
2008 Klavierkonzerte Nr. 20 d-moll, K466 / Nr. 21 C-Dur, K467 Maria Tipo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Leningrad Soloists, Michael Gantvarg, Carmen Piazzini 1
2008 Mozart zum Mitsingen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2008 Music For Your Unborn Baby 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 Brendel Plays Mozart in Vienna Mozart; Alfred Brendel 5 1
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 3: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Mozart: The Complete Operas Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 Die Klavierkonzerte Nr. 5 - 27 Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Alfred Brendel 1
2009 So klingt Weihnachten: Mozart — Die schönsten Werke Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2009 The Classic Composers Series: Mozart: The Symphonies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Danish Symphony Orchestra 1
2009 The Violin Concertos Mozart; Arthur Grumiaux, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2010 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 39: Mozart 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Le Monde du piano Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schumann; Clara Haskil 1
2010 Die Klavierkonzerte Mozart; Dresden Philharmonie, Kurt Masur, Annerose Schmidt 1
2010 Requiem / Great Mass in C minor / Missa brevis in C major Mozart; Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelík 1
2010 Bruch: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor / Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in D Major / Mozart: Concerto No. 5 in A Major Bruch, Mozart; Heifetz, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Sir Malcolm Sargent 1
2010 Claudio Abbado dirige Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2010 Piano Concertos Nos. 21 and 23 - Rondos K 382 and K 386 Mozart; Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra 1
2011 The 99 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces (Full Works Edition) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2011 The Rough Guide to Classical Composers: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5 1
2011 Rise of the Masters: 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2011 Complete Symphonies Mozart; Mozart Akademie Amsterdam, Jaap ter Linden 1
2011 Cosi Fan Tutte / Don Giovanni / The Magic Flute / Le Nozze Di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2011 The Last Six Symphonies Mozart; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
2011 The Ten Celebrated String Quartets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Leipziger Streichquartett 1
2012 The 5 Violin Concertos Mozart; Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Christian Tetzlaff 1
2012 Great Piano Concertos Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Prokofiev, Gershwin 1
2012 Great Violin Concertos Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Vieuxtemps, Brahms, Paganini, Saint‐Saëns, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Elgar, Wieniawski, Dvořák, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Prokofiev 1
2012 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2012 Opera Arias Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Bryn Terfel, Rod Gilfry, Cyndia Sieden, Sir John Eliot Gardiner 1
2012 Great Classical Symphonies Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven 1
2012 Klarínettukonsertar Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber, Claude Debussy, Jón Nordal; Einar Jóhannesson, Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands 1
2012 The Operas Mozart; Solti 1
2013 30 Must-Have Mozart Wind Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4 1
2013 Mozart Arranged by Hummel Mozart, Hummel; Fumiko Shiraga, Henrik Wiese, Peter Clemente, Tibor Bényi 1
2013 Discover Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2013 Piano Concertos nos. 23 & 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2013 W.A. Mozart Edition W.A. Mozart 1
2014 Klavierkonzerte 21 & 27 Mozart; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, Rudolf Serkin 2
2014 Marlboro Music Festival 40th Anniversary: Quintets Schubert, Mozart 1
2014 Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin Mozart; Gary Cooper, Rachel Podger 1
2014 The Late Symphonies / Great Mass in C minor / Requiem Mozart; Leonard Bernstein 1
2014 Mozart Recordings Mozart; Gardiner 1
2016 The New Complete Edition W.A. Mozart 5
2016 Mozart 225: Complete Keyboard Music Mozart 1
2016 Mozart 225: Mozart’s Instruments Mozart 1

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