The Classics a Day team noted that the new year is comprised of two twenties — double digits. So the theme for January 2020 is to post other examples of double digits found in classical music. Prolific composers are a good place to start. But I found a few surprises among composers with very small catalogs.
1/13/20 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata K. 22
Scarlatti’s 555 keyboard sonatas have been assigned catalog numbers by four different compilers. Ralph Kirkpatrick’s 1950 catalog is considered the most authoritative.
1/14/20 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata in E minor L.22
Alessandro Longo published the first 20th Century catalog the sonatas in 1906. This sonata is also listed as K. 98 and P.132
1/15/20 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata in F major P.22
Georgio Pestelli is the most recent Scarlatti compiler. His edition came out in 1967. This sonata is also known as K.59 and L.71
1/16/20 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata in B-flat major CZ.22 16
Composer/pianist Czerny published his edition of Scarlatti sonatas in 1840. This one’s also known as K.16, L.397, and P.72.
1/17/20 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Sonata No. 33, E-flat Major, K. 481
This sonata was composed in December 1785. At the time, violin sonatas were published in collections — this one was offered separately.