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One of the most frequently performed concertos of all, it was written while Mozart was working on the opera "Le nozze di Figaro." The source situation is clear: the autograph score has survived, and the first printed editions were not published until after Mozart's death.

The editorial quality of the new edition is guaranteed not only by Schiffs sensitive fingerings and stylistically well-grounded cadenzas, but also by the Mozart scholar Ernst-Günter Heinemann to whom Henle has entrusted its urtext editions.

Breitkopf/Henle cooperation means: Each work is edited according to predetermined standardized editorial guidelines. First and foremost among the sources consulted were Mozarts handwritten scores, being the most important sources. In some cases they had not been available when the previous editions were being prepared. Moreover, we know today that in addition to Mozarts own manuscripts, early copies in parts and prints also contain important information regarding the musical text.

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