There were two reasons behind Weber's hesitation to perform his Opus 79, known as "Concert Piece" in public. As he wrote to the music journalist Friedrich Rochlitz, experience had shown that concertos in minor keys were not as well-received by the public. Furthermore, he was worried that he would be misjudged as a "musical charlatan" because while composing it he had had visions of a dramatic love story at the time of the crusades, which had influenced the character of the work. His concerns were superfluous; the effective virtuoso piece conquered the concert stages all over the world.
This edition contains the solo part and orchestral reduction on one system; two copies are needed for performance.