String Quintets, Volume II
Editor: Ernst Herttrich, Wolf-Dieter Seiffert
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 173 (VII, 42, 33, 33, 31, 27), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 778 · ISMN M-2018-0778-2
In the Mozart Year 2006, Henle will begin publication of all of Mozart’s string quintets in a three-volume Urtext edition (parts and study scores). Volume II, comprising the best-known and most often played quintets in C major (K. 515), g minor (K. 516) and c minor (K. 406/516b) from 1787 is the first to appear. This Urtext edition contains an exciting finding: it draws upon a hitherto unknown source. Recently Ernst Herttrich, one of the two editors, found handwritten parts for these works, containing additions in Mozart’s hand – predominantly concerning dynamics and articulation.
Henle has also released Volume II of Mozart’s String Quintets, … this new Mozart quintet version is user-friendly, with well-arranged page turns and easy-to-read parts and measure numbers.
Little need be said about this publication. It’s Henle, it’s heaven sent. Everything that’s needed for chamber music playing at any level is here. Clarity of presentation, totally trustworthy scholarship, bar numbers (at the start of each stave!), excellent quality paper; you get the feeling you can play the music immaculately even before you have tuned your instrument. If only these editions had been available when I was a student…
[News & Views, 2007]
… it’s really fascinating to see the additional dynamic details and articulations that have been unearthed by the two editors Ernst Herttrich and Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, whose scrupulous research is clearly detailed in their commentary. The Henle edition is, as ever, beautifully and generously printed … and there are mercifully no added bowings or fingerings. Henle has thoughtfully supplied ‘GP’ markings where there are appreciable silences, perhaps for the unsuspecting sight-reader. … I feel inspired by this Urtext edition – and I can’t wait to perform the quintets afresh myself.
[Sheet Music Review, 2007]
Rechtzeitig zur Veröffentlichung der auf drei Bände angelegten Urtextausgabe (Stimmen und Studienpartituren) aller Streichquintette Mozarts gelang Mit-Herausgeber Ernst Herttrich ein kleiner Coup: Er entdeckte Stimmenmaterial zu diesen Werken, das Ergänzungen von Mozarts Hand aufweist – vor allem zur Dynamik und Artikulation. Ein bemerkenswerter Fund …
This Urtext edition draws on hitherto unknown handwritten parts containing additions in Mozart’s hand – an exciting find! We eagerly await these forthcoming volumes.
- String Quintet C major KV 515
- String Quintet g minor KV 516
- String Quintet c minor KV 406 (516b)