G. Henle URTEXT edition. Edited by Ullrich Scheideler. Fingering by Walther Lampe. Revised 2007 edition. Mozart composed his Adagio in Bm K.540 at a time when his financial situation was steadily deteriorating. The war against the Turks was constraining the Viennese people's interest in music - works were not commissioned and concerts did not take place. It was of no matter that Mozart had shortly before (in 1787) been appointed a salaried "k.k." (Kammer-Kompositeur). Nevertheless in this year he composed several of his most important works: The "Coronaton Concerto" K.537, the three late symphonies as well as several piano trios. And he also composed this tender Adagio in Bm with its captivating expressiveness. Our single edition uses the musicaltext from the revised URTEXT Edition "Piano Pieces" HN22 (our #02949).