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This site is under construction and we hope to complete it early in 2021. This site replaces the former catalog at To see all works and work editions, for now, please visit the Strawinksy catalog at the old location at


Why should I use K numbers and not opus numbers?

Opus numbers have been used inconsistently throughout history, they are assigned by composers to their compositions, they often are incomplete and only roughly indicate a chronological order. Moreover, in case of Strawinsky, the vast amount of variations and derivations of his works require an overall different system to organize a catalog. Several attempts have been made before Kirchmeyer came up with his annotated catalog that is now widely accepted, and K numbers provide a helpful shorthand to refer to Strawinsky’s works.

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