Benjamin Perl was born in 1945 in Haifa, Israel. In his youth he studied piano and composition in Israel and later at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He continued his musicological studies in Paris and received his PhD in 1989, his doctoral thesis being “The Orchestra in the Operas of Berlioz and His Contemporaries”, supervised by François Lesure and François-Bernard Mâche. He is now assistant professor of musicology at the Open University of Israel in Tel-Aviv. In recent years his research concerns mainly Mozart’s music and early Clacissism. Recent publications: Mozart in Turkey, Cambridge Opera Journal 2000; The Doubtful Authenticity of Mozart’s Horn Concerto K 412, The Historic Brass Society Journal 2004; A Special Type of Retransition to the Recapitulation in Mozart’s Works [in German] in: Mozart-Studien 15, 2005.