Of Mozart's horn concerto No.1 in D, K.412, the reviewer says "the so-called first concerto is in fact the last, belonging to 1791. It lacks a slow movement, which suggests, along with the many other missing details, that Mozart was unable to finish it before death intervened."
This is indeed the conventional wisdom on this work, but I am sure I am not alone in finding the work unsatisfactory (apart from its incompleteness) and not up to Mozart's usual standards.
It may interest some to know that Benjamin Perl has written a paper called "The Doubtful Authenticity of Mozartís Horn Concerto K 412" (Historic Brass Society Journal, 2004 vol.16 pp.67-88). He argues from the sources that the concerto is likely an arrangement by Mozart of a work by another (possibly Leutgeb).
I find his case convincing (and wonder if the sinfonia concertante K297 comes from similar circumstances).
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