Author Archives: Wolf-Dieter Seiffert

“It’s all so wonderful!” On the new edition of Mozart’s string quartets

A few weeks ago I began editorial work on a … Continue reading

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‘It is G! Bravo, and a thousand thanks.’ Günter Henle’s guestbook (and a wrong note in Beethoven)

The violinist Yehudi Menuhin was without question amongst Günter Henle’s … Continue reading

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A “new” Mozart work. On the c-minor “Fantasy” (K. 396/385f) in its original setting for violin and piano

In the year 1821 three distinguished personalities met in Weimar: … Continue reading

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Listeners are also only human

Observations on the necessity of body language in piano playing … Continue reading

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A forgery? And if so, by whom? On the closing bars in Mozart’s Wind Quintet K. 452

The autograph of Mozart’s piano quintet for piano and four … Continue reading

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Schubert deletes, Brahms restores. On the first of the three posthumous piano pieces (Impromptus) D 946 by Franz Schubert

Schubert did not live to see the publication of his … Continue reading

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Commenting on a decisecond Bach – B or B flat in the B-flat major ‘Corrente’ BWV 825

A short time ago our attention was drawn to a … Continue reading

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Piano Trio Question: Why really are pianists ‘allowed’ to play from the score, but not string players? And since when?

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Will versus Caprice. On the the closing measures of Robert Schumann’s C-major Fantasy op. 17

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Getting the accents right. On the Rondo theme in Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata (3rd movement)

 Tabea Zimmermann, the fabulous violist, writes:

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