Author Archives: Peter Jost

Debussy in Urtext – Part 1: Henle Editions from an experienced duo

2012 was the 150th birthday of Claude Debussy, French music’s … Continue reading

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Viva la música española – Spanish music in Henle Urtext Editions

Emerging in the 19th century in nearly all of Europe … Continue reading

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“The future lion is already showing its paws” – The revision of Beethoven’s piano variations, volume 1

G. Henle publishing house is well known for putting its … Continue reading

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“I would like to see this piece published soon” – The first edition of Liszt’s arrangement of Wagner’s overture to “Tannhäuser”

The 19th century is rich in artist friendships. That between … Continue reading

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Editions also have their histories. The revision of César Franck’s violin sonata

The question of why from time to time editions in … Continue reading

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Don’t miss a beat! The first movement of Saint-Saëns’ 2nd piano concerto

As editors we are occasionally confronted with questions that at … Continue reading

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A “bad apple” in Camille Saint-Saëns’ 2nd cello sonata?

Saint-Saëns was likely far from the “genius thinking” of romanticism. … Continue reading

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Henry Vieuxtemps’s 5th Violin Concerto newly outfitted – Interview with Marie Cornaz and Ray Iwazumi

Among the just about one hundred compositions that the violin … Continue reading

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A Bohemian in America: Is Dvořák’s String Quartet in F Major wrongly accented?

Antonín Dvořák, director of the National Conservatory of Music in … Continue reading

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“Please don’t play it as it’s written in the music!” – Urtext and playability

A music-lesson scene that we all recall most reluctantly: A … Continue reading

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