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Named after Austrian musicologist Ludwig Ritter von Köchel (1800–1877).


Köchel number (plural Köchel numbers)

  1. A number assigned to each work composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    Synonym: K
    • 2014, Virginia Euwer Wolff, The Mozart Season, Square Fish (→ISBN), page 78:
      Every Mozart piece has a Köchel number. The Fourth Concerto is K. 218, and the highest Köchel number is 626. I was spending my summer with a Köchel number.

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