Author Archives: Wolf-Dieter Seiffert

Beethoven meets Mozart. The genesis of Beethoven’s Mozart Variations WoO 40 according to Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s memoirs (first published)

The anecdote related here is, to be sure, purely fictitious, … Continue reading

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200 Henle blog posts. Hard to believe, but true!

You are reading the 200th post of the Henle blog. … Continue reading

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More Climate Protection is Urgently Needed Now! #HenleVerlagForFuture!

For once – and absolutely exceptionally! – today’s post is … Continue reading

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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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