Author Archives: Wolf-Dieter Seiffert

Beethoven in film. A complete overview in three parts

I can still very clearly remember how upset and outraged … Continue reading

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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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