why we can find mozart's Symphonies No.42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48... while he has only 41 Symphonies ?
that is kinda Confusing..?!
check out this site : http://www.mozart-turm.de/
you can see that he has more than 41 symphonies..
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mozart wrote around 50 symphonies. Some early ones have only been discovered relatively recently - while one or two were mistakenly attributed to him which were written by other composers. When Köchel put the original Mozart catalogue together only 41 numbered symphonies were known and, therefore, listed by him. Curiously, Köchel listed several symphonies to which history never attached numbers. Of these numbered works, 'No 2' is actually a work by Johann Christian Bach, 'No 3' is by Carl Friedrich Abel and No 37 is a symphony by Michael Haydn (the 'famous' Haydn's younger brother), with only the slow introduction to the first movement being by Mozart. So, already the confusion is setting in - of the 41 numbered symphonies, Mozart only wrote 38 of them! Many early symphonies have, rather misleadingly, been given numbers after 41 (although this is not a universally-accepted practice). In chronological order (the original catalogue got quite a few in the wrong order!), Mozart's known EXTANT symphonies (I haven’t included ones which are lost) are as follows:
Symphony No 1 in E flat K 16
Symphony in A minor K Anh 220 (K 16a)
Symphony No 4 in D major K 19
Symphony in F major K 19a
Symphony in C major K Anh 223 (K 19b)
Symphony No 5 in B flat K 22
Symphony in D major K 32
Symphony in G major K 45a (two versions)
Symphony No 6 in F major K 43
Symphony No 7 in D major K 45
Symphony No 8 in D major K 48
Symphony No 9 in C major K 73
Symphony in F major K 76 ('No 43')
Symphony in B flat K 45b ('No 55')
Symphony in D major K 81 ('No 44')
Symphony in D major K 97 ('No 47')
Symphony in D major K 95 ('No 45')
Symphony No 11 in D major K 84
Symphony in D major K 111a
Symphony No 10 in G major K 74
Symphony in B flat K Anh 216 (C11.03)('No 54')
Symphony in F major K 75 ('No 42')
Symphony in D major K 74a
Symphony No 12 in G major K 110
Symphony in D major K 120 ('No 48')
Symphony in C major K 96/111b ('No 46')
Symphony No 13 in F major K 112
Symphony No 14 in A major K 114
Symphony No 15 in G major K 124
Symphony No 16 in C major K 128
Symphony No 17 in G major K 129
Symphony No 18 in F major K 130
Symphony No 19 in E flat K 132
Symphony in D major K 167a
Symphony No 20 in D major K 133
Symphony No 21 in A major K 134
Symphony in D major K 135
Symphony in D major K 161/163 ('No 50')
Symphony No 26 in E flat K 184
Symphony No 27 in G major K 199
Symphony No 22 in C major K 162
Symphony No 23 in D major K 181
Symphony No 24 in B flat K 182
Symphony No 25 in G minor K 183
Symphony No 29 in A major K 201
Symphony No 30 in D major K 202
Symphony No 28 in C major K 200
Symphony in D major K 121/196 ('No 51')
Symphony No 31 in D major K 297 (Paris)
Symphony in C major K 208 ('No 52')
Symphony No 32 in G major K 318
Symphony No 33 in B flat K 319
Symphony No 34 in C major K 338
Symphony No 35 in D major K 385 (Haffner)
Symphony No 36 in C major K 425 (Linz)
Symphony No 38 in D major K 504 (Prague)
Symphony No 39 in E flat K 543
Symphony No 40 in G minor K 550
Symphony No 41 in C major K 551 (Jupiter)
Curiously, there is no Symphony 'No 49' or 'No 53'!
- RrrLv 41 decade ago
There are many possibly spurious symphonies that are attributed to Mozart, which could have been composed by him or his contemporaries. These symphonies were discovered after the original catalogue was finished, and they were often assigned numbers higher than 41 (by the way three of the 41 formally numbered symphonies are also spurious).
There is more information in this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozart_symphonies_of_...
- lainiebskyLv 71 decade ago
Because some early symphonies were discovered after the main cataloging had been finished.
- Malcolm DLv 71 decade ago
Well - I'll add to your confusion... many of those numbered below the conventional 41 are now attributed to other composers.
At this point it is difficult to ferret out which are authentic and which are not.