Author Archives: Wolf-Dieter Seiffert

An insightful correction in Mozart’s autograph of the String Quartet in C major K. 170

In a few weeks a long-cherished dream of mine will … Continue reading

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“Wolfgang Amadeus Stadler”, Allegro for piano trio

  It is extremely rare for us to be able … Continue reading

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An unaccountable (?) fermata notation in Mozart’s string quartet K. 428

That Mozart, when writing carefully, graphically distinguishes between the dot … Continue reading

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“Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!”*) — Four famous composers at the Wiesn**).

Yesterday evening I was once again sitting in the party … Continue reading

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The “Picardy” major third in Chopin’s incredibly sad c-sharp minor Nocturne

What a liberating, even redemptive impact that the unexpected major … Continue reading

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“Right”? or “Wrong”? On a questionable note in Mendelssohn’s c-minor Piano Trio op. 66

Occasionally in the edition business there is an insoluble conflict … Continue reading

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“Lunga e laboriosa fattica” – Attempting to interpret Mozart’s c-minor trio from the String Quartet K. 465/iii

When the composer’s autograph manuscript of a music work is … Continue reading

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Non-stop “lombardic” rhythm? On a minute text problem in Mozart’s d-minor String Quartet K. 421

The exceptionally lighthearted D-major Trio of the Menuetto in Mozart’s … Continue reading

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Musicians and G. Henle. About a traditionally close relationship.

Perhaps I am a bit old-fashioned: I love guestbooks. Yes, … Continue reading

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Autumnal thoughts on “Buntes Blatt” in f-sharp minor by Robert Schumann

A little birthday gift for András Schiff (December 2016) Coloured … Continue reading

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