Category Archives: Sources

Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata – The stony path to a reliable music text

Almost exactly 20 years ago – as I had just … Continue reading

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“Beethoven Complete” – part 2: from the Old to the New Complete Edition

A few weeks ago my colleague Annette Oppermann reported on … Continue reading

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“Beethoven Complete” yesterday and today – from the beginnings of the Beethoven complete edition(s) in the 19th century

Only what we have as whole, do we truly have … Continue reading

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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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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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The other type of sources: Letters about Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei”

An Urtext edition – and not just only from Henle … Continue reading

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A tear for or from Rossini?

November 13 marks the 150th anniversary of Gioacchino Rossini’s death, … Continue reading

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From sketch to first edition: the (almost) seamless source documentation of Edward Elgar’s violin sonata

Many Urtext editions and their sources cross the desk of … Continue reading

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Debussy in Urtext – Part 5: Corrections in the galley proofs for the piano piece “Masques”

Needless to say, every editor of an Urtext edition wishes … 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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