Category Archives: notation

A new star in the Henle firmament – Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition

After nearly three decades the time was ripe for a … 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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What’s new with Liszt’s b-minor sonata

  With barely concealed exasperation Clara Schumann writes on 25 … 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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Further new findings on the autograph of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A major K. 331

Regular readers of the Henle blog will recollect: My last … Continue reading

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Who does the pedalling? On the use of the pedal in music for piano duets

Nowadays we automatically associate music for piano duet with the … 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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About the difficulties of notating ornamentation – The riddle of a neighbouring trill tone in Chopin’s Berceuse

The topic “ornamentation” in music is truly endless. We have … Continue reading

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Composing made easy? On Erik Satie’s ‘Nocturnes’

It was not without good reason that the label ‘outsider’ … Continue reading

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Best until… How long does an accidental last?

Today’s musicians tend to react to the above question with … Continue reading

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