Category Archives: Composers

Dvořák’s “Gran Partita”? On the presumed model of his Wind Serenade in d minor op. 44

In my last blog post I already reported on our … Continue reading

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G sharp or G? About a bass trill in Schubert’s A-flat-major Impromptu D 935, No. 2

Franz Schubert‘s piano music is almost an infinitely magical wonderland. … Continue reading

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Bach-Busoni – a successful Henle series with sequels

Another Bach-Busoni edition recently came on the music market as … Continue reading

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How do fossils behave? On a passage in Saint-Saëns’ Carnaval des animaux

When a composer decides against publishing one of his works … Continue reading

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The agony of choice – lieder by Richard Strauss

Incredible, but true: unannounced so far in this blog is … Continue reading

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“…probably the best of Dvořák that I’m acquainted with.” What’s worth knowing about the Wind Serenade in d minor op. 44

Even though recently the focus of attention owing to their … Continue reading

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Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and the challenges of an Urtext edition

In the already more than 70 years since the founding … Continue reading

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Attempt at re-dating Mozart’s three popular “Quartet-Divertimenti”, K. 136–138

In conjunction with my Urtextausgabe of the well-known and much-played … Continue reading

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Bach’s harpsichord concertos and their autograph

If you’re looking for a simple answer to the question … Continue reading

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The Bartók Complete Edition and its offspring

Since one of the special features of the Henle Verlag … Continue reading

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