March 17th, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 16 March 2009

The ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, a Ford Galaxie (1959)


The work of some of composers, especially those prolific in the 18-19th centuries has been organized and catalogued--often by a dedicated scholar--to aid the identification of each piece. For example, Mozart's work was ordered by the Austrian naturalist Ludwig von Köchel (1800-77) who gave each piece a number prefixed with his initial, K. So, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1787) is generally referred to as K. 525. Some other thematic catalogues include:

BWVJohann Sebastian BachWolfgang Schmieder
BuxWVDietrich BuxtehudeGeorg Karstadt
HWVGeorge Frederick HandelBernd Bäselt
H(ob)Franz Joseph HaydnAnthony van Hoboken
SFranz LisztHumphrey Searle
DFranz SchubertOtto Erich Deutsch
RVAntonio VivaldiPeter Ryom
WWVRichard WagnerDeathridge, Geck, & Voss

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