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Labyrinthine paths: in search of Janáček’s Urtext

No, the title is not a typo. The recently published … Continue reading

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Christmas blog

War, energy shortages, inflation – alas, no end to the … Continue reading

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“An expression of his deeply shaken soul” – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s String Quartet in F minor on the 175th anniversary of his death

Our Henle blog this year has largely dealt with two … Continue reading

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An annoying mini-error in Mozart’s Violin Concerto K. 219

Recently, David Perry, a Canadian violinist, criticised what he considered … Continue reading

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An ambiguous passage in Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge op. 121

A guest contribution by Johannes Behr from the Johannes Brahms … Continue reading

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“Latest news about Mozart’s piano sonata in A major, K. 331”

“All good things come in threes” – this phrase came … Continue reading

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Schumann’s metronome markings in his “Kinderszenen”. Opportunity, not nuisance.

“You cannot define tempo. Tempo has no existence of its … Continue reading

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An Urtext edition of Elgar’s Violin Chansons: What does an editor do when there is nothing to edit?

The question posed in the title of my blog post … Continue reading

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Refinement or oversight? On two passages in Fauré’s 1st Piano Quartet op. 15

Fauré is known for his refined tonal language, with the … Continue reading

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Excess and empty space: Text variants in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto op. 104

Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto op. 104 may be a special … Continue reading

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