As did many piano virtuosi at the time, Robert Schumann also dreamt of presenting himself to the public simultaneously as a pianist and composerwith his own piano concerto. He had made several first attempts at an e arly age. In the years that followed he felt himself increasingly drawn towards the idea of a freer formal conception. The sketch of a single-movement _Phantasie finally became the opening movement of the famous work, that is now being published for the first time in a practical Urtext edition. The fingerings were provided by the world-famous pianist Mitsuko Uchida. Two piano score with the orchestral reduction in the second piano part by Johannes Umbreit.