Ludwig van Beethoven composed his five large piano concertos over a period of twenty-five years. When the composer sold his first two piano concertos in late 1800, he mentioned that he had even “better” ones which for the time being he was keeping for himself until he went on tour. He probably meant a concert tour with the just finished Third Piano Concerto in C minor, which is presented here in a piano reduction. The edition, of our customary Urtext quality, is arranged for practical use and based on the Beethoven Complete Edition, for which Beethoven’s autograph served as the source. The detailed editor’s preface – by Beethoven scholar Hans-Werner Kuthen – concludes with valuable information about the edition.