In 1798 and 1799 Breitkopf & Härtel negotiated with Mozart’s
widow Constanze for access to some of Mozart's works. The result was the
frequently reprinted Oeuvres Complettes—17 volumes of scores
of vocal and instrumental chamber music published between 1798 and 1806.
Between 1800 and 1804 Breitkopf also published a parallel series, Concerts
pour le Pianoforte, which contained sets of parts for 20 concertos,
many published for the first time. This was not the first edition of K.
450, however, which had appeared two years earlier in Vienna. The formats
of Breitkopf's publications followed the eighteenth-century custom: music
for two, three or four performers appeared in scores or parts or sometimes
both, whereas music for larger groups was usually available only as sets
[top] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Oeuvres complettes,
17 vols. (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1798-1806] [middle and
bottom] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Concert pour le Pianoforte, avec
Accompagnement de 2 Violins, Alto et Basse, Flûte, 2 Hautbois, 2
Bassons, 2 Cors, no. 4. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 
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