The Swedish composer Bernhard Henrik Crusell was long viewed as an insider tip among clarinettists;in the meantime, his concertos have found their way to the concert stage. This is hardly surprisingconsidering the enchanting music with which Crusell – himself a clarinet virtuoso of international rank – has enriched the earlyromantic repertoire. Crusell’s works needn’t shy from a comparison withWeber’s and Spohr’s clarinet output. Our Urtext edition of the f-minor concerto marks the beginningof a new publication series of all three clarinet concertos by Crusell which has been entrusted to the editor and clarinettist Nicolai Pfeffer. Since he combines editorial experience with many years of performance practice, the works are in the best possible hands.