Abbreviations & Notes

Scholars have catalogued the works of major composers, so that similar music pieces of the same composer will be easily distinguishable. The catalog numbers (e.g. KV 525 for Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik or 'Little Night Music') are also printed on the cover and the discs of the recordings. The following is a list of abbreviations that are used to identify the works of selected composers according to the published catalog of their music.
A	Catalog of the works of Richard Strauss by Erich Hermann Mueller von Asow
B	Catalog of the works of Antonin Dvorak by Jarmil Burghauser
BB	Catalog of the works of Bela Bartok by Laszlo Somfai
BI	Catalog of the works of Frederic Francois Chopin by Maurice J.E. Brown
BuxWV	"Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of Dietrich Buxtehude by Georg Karstadt
BWV     "Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach by Wolfgang Schmieder (see S below)  
C	Catalog of the works of Johann Christian Bach
D	Catalog of the works of Franz Schubert by Otto Erich Deutsch
F	Catalog of the works of W.F. Bach by Martin Falck
FS	Catalog of the works of Carl Nielsen by Dan Fog & Torben Schousboe
H	Catalog of the works of C.P.E. Bach by Eugene Helm
Hob	Catalog of the works of Franz Joseph Haydn by Anthony van Hoboken
HWV	"Handel-Werke-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of G.F. Handel by Berend Baselt
K or Kk	Catalog of the keyboard works of Domenico Scarlatti by Ralph Kirkpatrick
K	Catalog of the works of W.A. Mozart by Kochel (same as KV below)
KV	"Kochel-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of W.A. Mozart by Ludwig Ritter von Kochel
R	Catalog of the works of Antonio Vivaldi by Gian Francesco Malipiero as published by Ricordi
RV	"Ryom-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of Antonio Vivaldi by Peter Ryom
S	Catalog of the works of J.S. Bach by Wolfgang Schmieder (see BWV above)
S	Catalog of the works of Franz Liszt by Humphrey Searle
SWV	"Schutz-Werke-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of Heinrich Schutz by Werner Bittinger
Sz	Catalog of the works of Bela Bartok by Andras Szollosy
TWV	"Telemann-Werke-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of Georg Phillip Telemann by Werner Menke & Martin Ruhnke
WoO	"Werk ohne Opuszahl" or "Work without opus number", typically unpublished works or works that were not assigned an opus number by the composer
Wq	Catalog of the works of C.P.E. Bach by Alfred Wotquenne
WWV	"Wagner-Werke-Verzeichnis" Catalog of the works of Richard Wagner by John Deathridge, Martin Geck & Egon Voss
Z	Catalog of the works of Luigi Boccherini by Benno Ziegler
Z	Catalog of the works of Henry Purcell by Franklin J. Zimmerman

Complete List of Catalogers arranged by Composer



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