This new piano reduction of Mozart’s “Coronation Concerto” K. 537 is based on the music text from the New Mozart Edition and is fully compatible with the already existing performance material (BA 5318).
A separate Urtext solo piano part is included in this piano reduction edition allowing the soloist not only to play the work as customary in recent decades, but also, for the first time since Mozart’s era, to improvise above the tutti basses and to conduct the ensemble from the piano.
The new edition is supplemented by a separate booklet containing cadenzas and selected lead-ins by August Eberhard Müller, Carl Reinecke and Max Reger.
• Urtext edition based on the New Mozart Edition (NMA)
• Separate Urtext solo piano part included
• Enclosed booklet with cadenzas
• Provides new impetus for period performance practice
“I think Bach would have forgiven me for embarking on these transcriptions. Whether he would have forgiven the way I did it is, of course, another matter.” (Gustav Leonhardt)
The harpsichordist, conductor and organist Gustav Leonhardt was considered a pioneer of historical performance practice. Between 1968 and 1978 he made harpsichord transcriptions of several of Bach’s compositions for unaccompanied violin or violoncello. Now these transcriptions are being made available to us by his pupil, the famed harpsichordist Siebe Henstra, based on the handwritten notes that Leonhardt used for his own performances.
– Informative Foreword by early music specialist Skip Sempé (Ger/Eng)
– Editorial notes by the editor Siebe Henstra