A facsimile of Mozart’s piano concerto in C minor
Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor K. 491 is one of his best-known works in the genre, not least because of the special character of its minor key and the dramatic contrast between the soloist and orchestra. Equally unusual is the autograph manuscript. Here Mozart made an exception by producing sketches that he later enlarged and extensively revised for the score. On the one hand this allows us to retrace his creative process, on the other hand in some passages the definitive readings are almost illegible, especially in the piano part.
This facsimile edition (€ 199.00) enables everyone to form their own opinion of the questionable passages. Mozart’s work ap-pears here for the first time in a colour facsimile, making it possible to easily recognise the contrasting colours of ink.
The renowned Mozart scholar and pianist Robert D. Levin explains Mozart’s method of composition and guides the reader page by page through the autograph.