Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 stands as one of his most renowned compositions in the concerto genre. What sets it apart is its distinctive use of the minor key, a rarity in Mozart's music, which creates a captivating sense of drama and intensity, particularly in the contrast between the soloist and the orchestra. The autograph manuscript of this concerto is equally intriguing. Unlike his usual method, Mozart produced sketches that he later expanded and extensively revised for the final score. This unique approach offers insight into his creative process, although it presents challenges as some sections, particularly in the piano part, are nearly illegible in their definitive readings.
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Piano Concerto C minor K. 491
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2014
- Commentary (English, German) by Levin, Robert D.
- This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Piano Concerto C minor K. 491 by W. A. Mozart: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.
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