Dr. Norbert Gertsch
Having studied musicology and piano, I have been working since 1997 at the G. Henle publishers. My research focus is on Beethoven. In the publishing house I also strongly promote the repertoire for clarinet and viola. The measure of all things in musical interpretation is for me the art of Claudio Arrau and Maria Callas. Alongside music I am interested in film and new media. And so as not to go completely to rust, I ride horses.
Dr. Norbert Müllemann
Head of Publishing
Like so many others, my first contact with music performance was by way of the recorder. But before long the piano became my true passion. After studies in musicology and piano I came to the G. Henle publishers in 2004. I am especially interested in the piano programme of our house catalogue, and most of all, in the Romantic repertoire (particularly Chopin). And yet I am openly committed to my household deity, Bach. Playing piano is still one of my favourite pastimes.
Dr. Peter Jost
I first came to music very late – through having been given an ancient piano – just as only lately (as of 2009) have I come to the G. Henle publishing house. After musicology and literary-criticism studies I was involved for many years with the Richard Wagner Complete Edition. My path thus led from piano to orchestra, and now back again. Besides music, literature is my great passion. I spend every free moment with a book in hand.
Dr. Annette Oppermann
Whilst training to be a music dealer, I discovered my love of music scores. This developed into my special field of studies in musicology and literature to the point where finally I was even able to edit for the Joseph Haydn Complete Edition. Since starting at Henle publishers in 2008, the lied, in addition to chamber music, has been my primary responsibility. Lieder have made me keener than ever about this as my profession. On my own time I am also seriously keeping up my singing, whether in a chorus or alone.
Dr. Dominik Rahmer
My musicology studies were in the Beethoven city of Bonn before I entered the fascinating world of music publishing – first, with Boosey & Hawkes in Berlin for ten years, now with Henle since 2011. Aside from piano, I have for several years been mad about playing trombone. So, of course, I am also very interested in expanding our repertoire for brass instruments. What is more, I also go in for French music and literature.
Frequent guest contributor:
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert
Former Managing Director (until 2023)
As CEO of the G. Henle publishing house, I had the loveliest profession in the world. For me as a child and teenager, music already played a greater role than school – as a child, I had to learn piano, and then as a teenager, I played piano/keyboard in several rock, jazz and dance bands. Then, during my enthusiastically pursued studies in musicology, I was increasingly into “mostly Mozart” – a composer whose music moves me all the more the older I become. The Henle blog gives me a new kind of contact with those like-minded – a fresh aspect, in any event, of the loveliest profession in the world.
Further guest contributors:
Rupert Marshall-Luck read Music at Cambridge University, where he was also an Instrumental Exhibitioner; and now appears as soloist and recitalist at major festivals and venues throughout Europe and the USA. Rupert is also active as a writer and speaker on the performing aspects of music, and he has presented numerous lecture-recitals, seminars and masterclasses. He is General Editor of EM Publishing; and he has edited a number of works for performance and recording. He is currently working on a new edition of Elgar’s Salut d’Amour for G. Henle Verlag of Munich.
Dr. Ray Iwazumi
Dr. Ray Iwazumi is a violinist, lecturer, and writer currently on faculty at The Juilliard School. In addition to frequent solo and recital appearances in the U.S. and Japan, he shares his expertise through lecture-performances, and masterclasses worldwide, and has written several articles featured in The Strad, MLA Notes, along with a four-year monthly serial on Ysaÿe published in the Japanese journal String. He recently completed a new edition of Wieniawski’s Scherzo-Tarantella for G. Henle Verlag (HN 553).