Igor Oistrach – Violin
No doubt, that greatest achievement in the recreations of Urtexts by great composers belongs to Dr. Günter Henle and his wonderful Edition. I was happy to know well Dr. Henle and even make music together at his home. He often visited my recitals in Duisburg and Essen, which I have played with my wife and partner - pianist Natalia Zertsalova and always presented to us scores of classical chamber music repertoire in Henle Edition, which we use up to now. Beside of importance of unique scientific precisenes of Henle Edition scores have one unique practical advantage: distribution of music on pages made so careful that it allows pianist to perform at the concerts without page-turner. I send my warmest congratulations to the 50th anniversary of G. Henle Verlag and wishes to continue wonderful traditions.