The winners of the Henle piano competition 2015
166 young pianists between the ages of 6 and 11 took part in our piano competition on YouTube – their enthusiasm is plain for all to see and hear. Each one of them played a piece from Robert Schumann’s “Album für die Jugend” (Album for the Young). We would like to thank all of them for their enthusiastic participation – we were really delighted to see this. More
Video clip about the new Beethoven Catalogue of Works
What’s “new” in the new Beethoven Catalogue of Works? Who was involved? How long did the work take? Our short video clip with one of the editors, Norbert Gertsch, provides the answers. More
Video interview with Robert Levin
The musician, musicologist and composer Robert Levin has completed Mozart’s sonata fragments for piano and violin and unveiled them in a new Urtext edition. We talk about them with him in the video. More
Reception for the Beethoven Catalogue of Works
An important day for Beethoven research! On 30 October 2014 G. Henle Publishers held a reception to unveil the new Beethoven Catalogue of Works. The "Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis" was presented to 150 guests at the Bavarian State Library. More
Kurt Guntner passed away
The great violinist Prof. Kurt Guntner died suddenly on January 9, 2015 following a short, severe illness.
Günter Henle’s guest book now online
The founder of our publishing house Dr. Günter Henle and his wife Anne Liese often invited the most distinguished musicians of the time to their home. From 1942 to 1979 they kept a guest book. The guest book can now be viewed online. More
The world’s largest music fair opens its doors on 15 April
The Musikmesse Frankfurt 2015 will soon open its doors. We will be exhibiting our most recent Urtext editions, including the first six volumes in our new series “Am Klavier”. We’ll also be presenting this series on 17 April together with the experienced piano teacher Birgit Polter on the nmz stage in Hall 3.1. More
Catalogue “New Publications Autumn 2014”
We have just published our catalogue of "New Publications Autumn 2014". It includes all the Henle Urtext editions, which are about to be published. More
Marc-André Hamelin talks about Sergei Rachmaninoff
He is a master of the piano and acclaimed around the world on account of his outstanding technique: the pianist Marc-André Hamelin. He has provided the fingerings for our new Urtext editions of Rachmaninoff. More
Seiffert now chairman of university board
– The board of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München elects Seiffert, managing director of G. Henle Verlag, as their director –
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, since 2000 managing director of G. Henle Publishers, has unanimously been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
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 19th century: Is it OK to change the music text in Beethoven’s piano sonatas (and, of course, anywhere else, too) and extend the pitch range downward at several spots in the left hand? More
Happy 110th birthday Mr. Theopold (1904–2000)
We recently commemorated his milestone birthday: The pianist and piano teacher Hans-Martin Theopold, who died in 2000, would have celebrated his 110th birthday this April. His fingerings enrich over 200 of our Urtext editions. More
Reading music: new video clips of our study scores
Four short, new video clips show situations in which these pocket editions are particularly useful. More
Answers from all around the world: Online survey about the publishing house comes to a very successful close
Last December our online survey about the publishing house and its tasks was completed. It lasted over two years. One of the first things we saw: An overwhelming number of people took part. This great response could be seen across all of the five languages in which the study was conducted. More
Violin video: Frank Peter Zimmermann on Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto
In 2013 we are presenting a new video interview with a violin expert and performer every month.
“I never tire of it.” All those who hear Frank Peter Zimmermann talking about Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto will notice that it is a work that is very close to his heart. So it is extremely fitting that this outstanding 20th century violin concerto is discussed by one of the most renowned violinists of our time. More
Frankfurt Music Fair and Leipzig Book Fair 2014
Very soon we will have stands at two trade fairs simultaneously – we’d love to see you in Frankfurt/Main or in Leipzig.
Soo-Jung Ann wins first prize in the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2013
The winners of this year’s International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn have been chosen. In the grand final of the competition, before an enthusiastic audience, the jury in the Beethovenhalle awarded first prize to Soo-Jung Ann from South Korea. Stefan Cassomenos from Aurstralia and Shinnosuke Inugai from Japan were awarded the second and third prizes.
Urtext talk in Tokyo
In what is probably the world’s largest music store – the Yamaha Ginza Shop in Tokyo the CEO of Henle Publishers, Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, gave a talk to a large number of guests on 17 October 2013. More
A busy afternoon at the publishing house
On 12 October Anne-Sophie Mutter visited the publishing house accompanied by the Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation e.V. The visitors were treated to a full and varied programme of events. More
Mozart21 – Urtext editions today
The publishing houses Breitkopf & Härtel and G. Henle Publishers are proud to present their cutting-edge Mozart Urtext editions for the 21st century under the title “Mozart21”. The project was launched at this year’s music fair in Frankfurt. More
Bente now honorary president of VG Musikedition
The former CEO of G. Henle Publishers, Dr. Martin Bente, has been appointed honorary president of VG Musikedition. More
“Awkward and strange” – but still a “shining treasure”!
In her essay “Zurück vom Ring”, Yaara Tal explores the work “En blanc et noir” by Claude Debussy, composed during World War I in 1915.
In it she reveals references to Richard Wagner.
Cooperation with Kronberg Academy
It’s all about setting the right tone. But how? This is the question also posed by top musicians, professors and young soloists at the “Kronberg Academy”. G. Henle Publishers is using the 20th anniversary of this internationally renowned educational institution for string players as an opportunity to support it with its music editions and know-how.
Come and see us in Frankfurt!
The Music Fair in Frankfurt is the largest international trade fair for sheet music, musical instruments, music software and accessories. This year it will be held from 10 to 13 April. During the four days of the fair, all of the leading manufacturers and publishers get together and present new products and trends.
Violin video: Ingolf Turban on Paganini’s Capricci op. 1
In 2013 we will be placing a special emphasis on the violin and works for the violin. This includes video interviews with violin experts and performers. Ingolf Turban, the first guest on the red sofa at our publishing house, will be sharing important tips, tricks and ideas on how best to learn Nicolò Paganini’s 24 Capricci op. 1.
So please take a look at this fascinating video (length: 6:50 minutes) on a virtuoso gem of violin literature. More
Rhapsody in School
For years we’ve been supporting a music project that has what it takes: “Rhapsody in School”, set up by the pianist Lars Vogt. Instead of moaning about a supposed lack of interest amongst children and young people in “classical” music or trying to get every child to play an instrument, successful musicians visit schools and, thanks to their own enthusiasm and ability, awaken interest in music making amongst children. More
Hamelin plays Haydn
As an internationally renowned pianist, Marc-André Hamelin naturally often uses our editions. He is also greatly respected by G. Henle Publishers on account of his fingerings, which he has contributed to individual Urtext editions. More
Mozart: 18 piano sonatas. 18 editions.
As of now, all of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s piano sonatas are available from G. Henle Publishers not only in the proven two collected volumes but also as single Urtext editions. The benefits at a glance: More
Audio samples for many editions
“What does the opening of this sonata sound like?” If you have ever asked yourself this or something similar about a work in our catalogue, you’ll now find some help on our website. More
Urtext Knowledge around the world
As a Sheet Music dealer he has been residing in Australia for well over thirty years by now. Hans-Helmut Suckau, being of German origin lives and successfully operates as a music wholesaler in Endeavour Hills - a Melbourne suburb approx. one hour away from the city centre. Especially the publications of Henle Verlag are close to his heart. More
Two "Best Edition" 2012 awards
G. Henle Publishers has been honoured with the German Music Edition Prize 2012 for two separate publications. On 23 March 2012 at the Frankfurt Music Fair, a volume in the Joseph Haydn Complete Edition and the Chronological thematic catalogue of the works of Max Reger and their sources were awarded "Best Edition". More
Come and see us in Frankfurt!
The Music Fair in Frankfurt is the largest international trade fair for sheet music, musical instruments, music software and accessories. This year it will be held from 21 to 24 March. During the four days of the fair, all of the leading manufacturers and publishers get together and present new products and trends. More
„Willkommen – Bienvenue – Welcome!“
Welcome to the Henle home page dear visitor! Everything is new – please have a look around. More
Jingge Yan wins first prize in the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2011
The winners of this year’s International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn have been chosen. In the grand final of the competition, before an enthusiastic audience, the jury in the Beethovenhalle awarded first prize to Jingge Yan from China. Chi Ho Han from Korea and Rémi Geniet from France were awarded the second and third prizes. More