Category Archives: Urtext

“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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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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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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40 or 42? Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Etudes as Urtext edition

There could not be a bigger difference: When you are … 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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Debussy in Urtext – Part 2: Unclear harmony in the piano piece “Nocturne”

One of the outstanding quality features of the Henle Editions … Continue reading

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No error in the system. In praise of our proofreaders

Today’s blog post is not for once going to be … 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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Autographs and proofread copies for Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonatas – an overview

Editing a Beethoven work solely on the basis of a … Continue reading

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“Lunga e laboriosa fattica” – Attempting to interpret Mozart’s c-minor trio from the String Quartet K. 465/iii

When the composer’s autograph manuscript of a music work is … Continue reading

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