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Beethoven: Cadenzas and Lead-Ins for Piano Concertos

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  • Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Editor: Friedhelm Loesti
  • Fingering: Klaus Schilde
  • Format: Cadenza
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano
  • Originally for: Piano, Orchestra
  • ISMN: 9790201811826
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 72
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


This volume contains all of Beethoven's surviving cadenzas and lead-ins for piano concertos: both for his own concertos Nos. 1–4, for his piano arrangement of the Violin Concerto, Op. 61 as well as for Mozart's Concerto in D Minor, K. 466. They were in all probability not intended for his own use, as Beethoven's improvisatory skills were legendary. His pupil and patron Archduke Rudolph of Austria, in whose library the unpublished autographs were kept for decades during the composer's lifetime, might well have prompted him to do so.