Category Archives: Bach, Johann Sebastian

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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Bach’s harpsichord concertos and their autograph

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

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A fresh look at Bach’s piano partitas

Many readers (and pianists!) will already have noticed that we … Continue reading

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Schubert on a Bach trip? A call for help regarding the Arpeggione theme

The Henle blogging community will, we hope, not be disappointed … Continue reading

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“… more or less at the most extreme limit of what can be achieved on the piano”: Busoni arranges Bach

The second edition naming the two composers, Bach · Busoni, … Continue reading

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Does it work or doesn’t it? About page turns in the music

Haven’t you, too, sometimes wondered in a concert why the … Continue reading

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About the difficulties of notating ornamentation – The riddle of a neighbouring trill tone in Chopin’s Berceuse

The topic “ornamentation” in music is truly endless. We have … Continue reading

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Best until… How long does an accidental last?

Today’s musicians tend to react to the above question with … Continue reading

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‘Servant of two masters’ – when the editor is caught between two composers

The basic idea behind an Urtext edition is well known; … Continue reading

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Deluxe for the continuo group

What music do continuo players play from? This question might … Continue reading

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