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

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Serenaden zum Arbeiten Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenades & Divertimenti, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Serenades No. 10 & 12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
Serenate Notturne - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ( Le Concert des Nations - Jordi Savall ) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Simphonies Nos. 40, 41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sinfonías 38, "Praga" y 40 en Sol Menor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sonatas for Piano & Violin Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sonaten, Volume 1: KV 279, 280, 281 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sonates pour violon et piano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Patrick Cohen, Erich Höbarth 1
Sound Selection Classics Symphonie Nr. 40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Sparkling Symphony Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Stanislav Bunin Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Streichquartette Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Streichquartette Nr. 3 und 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mozarteum Quartet Salzburg 1
Symphonie No.35 & No. 36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonie No.40 & No. 25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonien Nr. 36 & Nr. 40 (Wiener Philharmonker feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies 30, 21, 33 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies 35, 38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies 40 G minor & 41 C major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies No. 25, No. 28 & No. 29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies nos 29 & 35 "Haffner" / Masonic Funeral Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm 1
Symphonies Nos. 28 & 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mozart Academy, Bratislava, Martin Sieghart 1
Symphonies Nos. 38-40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphonies, Volume 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 24 - Symphony No. 25 - Symphony No.29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 29 & Symphony No. 40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" / Symphony No. 29 Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Hallé Orchestra - Mozart 1
Thamos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Thomas Thomaschke, Janet Perry, Anne-Marie Mühle, Marius van Altena, Harry van der Kamp, Niederländischer Kammerchor, Collegium Vocale Gent, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
The Classics: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Five Violin Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Great Composers (03 - Mozart) / Piano Concerto No.21 in C, Clarinet Concerto in A Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Greatest Hits Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Magic Flute Highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Marriage of Figaro (Highlights) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Marriage of Figaro The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Masterpiece Collection: Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Mozart Effect Music For Children, Vol.2 Relax, Daydream and Draw Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Mozart Effect: Music for Moms & Moms-to-be / Don Campbell Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Piano Concerti No. 20 & 21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Piano Sonata (II) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Michael Endres 1
The Symphonies, Volume VI (Academy of Ancient Music) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Ultimate Collection Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Three Salzburg Masses Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Three Symphonies (Salzburg Symphonies & Eine Kleine Nachmusic) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Vesperae Solennes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Vienna Classics: Coronation Mass & Vesperae Solennes de Confessore Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Violin Concertos No. 3 & 5 Mozart; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Riccardo Muti 1
Viva Mozart: Mozart's Top Ten Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Volume 1: The Best of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Works for 2 pianos and piano with 4 hands Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
偉大なる作曲家シリーズ2 モーツァルト Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Symphonie No. 40 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Ensemble Orchestral de Paris feat. conductor: Jean-Pierre Wallez) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1990 Symphonie "Salzbourg" / Divertimentos KV 137 & 138 (Orchestre Philarmonique de Granz feat. conductor: Albert Jungmann) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1994 The Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1997 Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra K 299 / Horn Concerto K 412 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
1999 Masters Of The Millennium Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
2004 VOL.4 Midnight 夜の華やぎ Mozart 1
2007 Eternelle Musique Classique, Volume 6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Masters Classic Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
The Greatest Classical Hits of Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1

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