Author Archives: Norbert Gertsch

Autographs and proofread copies for Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonatas – an overview

Editing a Beethoven work solely on the basis of a … Continue reading

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Tempest – Les Adieux – Hammerklavier. Sense and nonsense regarding the names given to Beethoven’s piano sonatas, Part 2

In the first part of my blog on the famous … Continue reading

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Tempest – Les Adieux – Hammerklavier. Sense and nonsense regarding the names given to Beethoven’s piano sonatas

It’s so much easier to say “The Tempest”, “Pathétique” and … Continue reading

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The Henle Library App is one year old – that’s a whole year of digital Urtext!

On 3 February 2016 – on the 117th birthday of … Continue reading

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The “Henle Library” app – looking back, looking forwards

Our “Henle Library” app has now been available to musicians … Continue reading

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The Henle Library app. Behind the scenes – part 2.

In part 1 of this little “Behind the scenes” blog, … Continue reading

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The Henle Library app. Behind the scenes – part 1.

So when did the penny finally drop at the publishing … Continue reading

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Citius, altius, fortius – faster, higher, stronger! Beethoven’s Olympian efforts in the treble

Having written in May this year about the low tones, … Continue reading

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Is it OK to add them? – The “missing” low notes in Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Here’s a topic that pianists have been discussing since the … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s “Unfinished” (compositions)

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of those composers among the … Continue reading

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