Henle Piano Competition 2020 - it's now over to the judges!
The Henle Piano Competition 2020 is now closed to entries. The names of the winners will be published on our website on June 2, 2020.More
Easter app discount
Dear Henle app musician,
Music comforts. Music touches. Music encourages. Music is life.More
Working from home during Covid-19 crisis
Wednesday, 18th March 2020. On our own behalf: In order to protect our team and partners in times of spreading Corona Virus, the management of G. Henle Publishers has decided as follows: Except of an “emergency team”, we are all working from home from today on.More
Catalogue “New Publications Spring 2020“
We have just published our catalogue of "New Publications Spring 2020". It includes all the Henle Urtext editions which are about to be published.More
G. Henle Publishers generously support the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin, by donating their entire Urtext sheet music catalogue. The Barenboim-Said Akademie recognizes this partnership as a most valuable academic and pedagogic initiative for their students.
The donation is comprised of 1250 music books by 55 composers and represents the entire Henle Urtext catalogue.
In memory of Paul Badura-Skoda (1927 – 2019)
Paul Badura-Skoda (1927 – 2019) passed away at the advanced age of 91 – a superb musician and outstanding pianist, thoroughly Viennese, a passionate expert in original manuscripts and Urtext editions, as well as a connoisseur and collector of historic keyboard instruments.More
Interview by the Belgian special interest magazine “Crescendo” with the programme director at G. Henle Publishers. Henle Verlags
The Belgian music magazine “Crescendo” interviewed our head of publishing, Dr. Norbert Gertsch, also deputy managing director, on the philosophy, focus points and future plans of G. Henle Verlag. The interview was conducted by Pierre-Jean Tribot (original in English). Thank you for your permission to publish.More
G. Henle Publishers in Munich march for a better world: We will go on strike for climate control on September 20!More
Henle Piano Competition 2019: The winners
173 young pianists from 28 countries took part in the Henle Piano Competition on YouTube. You can see and hear their enthusiasm and fun. Our sincere thanks go to all the girls and boys for their lively participation that really delighted us.More
Musikmesse Frankfurt 2019
The international Music Fair is just around the corner. From 2nd to 5th April 2019 the music fair will be opening its doors to trade visitors and musicians every day (Tuesday to Friday) in Frankfurt am Main.More
Cover for the large iPad Pro
We have produced a new, exclusive gift item for Apple’s large iPad Pro. This high-quality protective clothbound cover in Henle blue is for the iPad Pro (12.9'' | 32.78 cm). And it even has a holder for your Apple Pencil.More
Video: Music retailers on Debussy Urtext
The centenary year of Debussy’s death is soon over. We asked music retailers in three different parts of the world what they think of our Debussy editions.More
New in the Henle Library
The Henle Library app combines G. Henle Publisher’s reliable Urtext with the latest technology. You can use the Henle Library app to open our tried and tested Urtext editions on your tablet computer. Practise, rehearse and make music – whenever and wherever you like. www.henle-library.com
Trauer um Franz Beyer
On June 29, 2018 Professor Franz Beyer died at the age of 96 years. He was a great musician and a wonderful person who held close ties to G. Henle Verlag for decades as a friend and author.More
Henle Piano Competition 2018: The winners
126 young pianists from eleven countries took part in the Henle Piano Competition on YouTube. You can see and hear their enthusiasm and fun. Our sincere thanks go to all the girls and boys for their lively participation that really delighted us.More
The renowned Brahms scholar Robert Pascall died on June 9 in Nottingham (England) at the age of 74.More
Generous Support for New Piano Study Programme at Kronberg Academy
The Günter Henle Foundation and the Horizon Foundation are to support the Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists.More
"Jugend musiziert": Günter Henle Urtext Prize awarded
For the very first time the Günter Henle Urtext Prize of 8.000 euros was awarded to the first prize winners of the national competition “Jugend musiziert” in the category “piano and string instrument”.More
Travels with UrtextMore
Kurt Dorfmüller passed awayMore
Henle Piano Competition 2017: The winners
72 young pianists from ten countries took part in the Henle Piano Competition on YouTube. You can see and hear their enthusiasm and fun. Our sincere thanks go to all the girls and boys for their lively participation that really delighted us.
Beethoven Quiz: The winners
Our Beethoven Quiz has ended. Countless music lovers around the worl accepted the challenge of finding the solutions to our ten questions, and 729 of them (from 52 different countries!) took part in the prize draw. Here are the winners.More
Tianwa Yang in the app and on CD
She is taking the international concert halls by storm: Violinist Tianwa Yang.More
Henle Piano Competition 2016: The winners
190 young pianists from eleven countries took part in the Henle Piano Competition on YouTube. You can see and hear their enthusiasm and fun. Our sincere thanks go to all the girls and boys for their lively participation that really pleased us.More
Brahms Quiz: The winners
Our Brahms Quiz has ended. The number of participants was overwhelming. The prizes are being awarded to these three lucky winners whose names were drawn from the lot.More
Classical music in schools
Musicians visit schools and introduce pupils to classical music. This is the idea behind "Rhapsody in School", a project that has not only captured the imagination of a group of renowned soloists such as Christian Tetzlaff, whom you can see in the photo, but also of schoolchildren.More
Bartók Complete Critical Edition launched
26 September 2015 was the 70th anniversary of Béla Bartók’s death. At the same time it was an important day for Bartók research. In Budapest the Complete Critical Edition of Béla Bartók’s works was announced. The editorial responsibility lies with the Bartók Archives in Budapest.More
Fundraising for Schumann sketch
In June 1847 Robert Schumann sketched his Piano Trio op. 43 with a great deal of enthusiasm and love; three months later he presented it to his wife Clara for her birthday. The Saxon State and University Library Dresden has been able to acquire this sketch for the trio.More
Photo competition: the winners
We asked you to send us a photo of your collection of Henle editions, and we received many photos from a total of 13 countries from all over the world. We were spoilt for choice.More
Reger Catalogue of Works currently updated
Exactly 100 years ago, in August 1915, Max Reger composed his Requiem op. 144b in Jena. He naturally could not suspect that he would die suddenly just a few months later, and that the world première of his Requiem would turn into a commemoration of his life.More
Video: First edition of Mozart’s Sonata in A major following the discovery of the Budapest manuscript
Which parts of the manuscript were found? What changes have there been to the musical text? How did the new fingering come about? You’ll find the answers to these questions as well as other ones concerning the extraordinary new edition of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A major K 331 in this video.More
Photo competition: Win a signed Urtext edition
Are you a music lover who displays and organizes our blue Henle Urtext editions at home? If so, why not take a photo of them and send it to us.More
The winners of the Henle piano competition 2015
166 young pianists between the ages of 6 and 11 took part in our piano competition on YouTube – their enthusiasm is plain for all to see and hear. Each one of them played a piece from Robert Schumann’s “Album für die Jugend” (Album for the Young). We would like to thank all of them for their enthusiastic participation – we were really delighted to see this.More
Video interview with Robert Levin
The musician, musicologist and composer Robert Levin has completed Mozart’s sonata fragments for piano and violin and unveiled them in a new Urtext edition. We talk about them with him in the video.More
Kurt Guntner passed awayMore
Video clip about the new Beethoven Catalogue of Works
What’s “new” in the new Beethoven Catalogue of Works? Who was involved? How long did the work take? Our short video clip with one of the editors, Norbert Gertsch, provides the answers.More
Reception for the Beethoven Catalogue of Works
An important day for Beethoven research! On 30 October 2014 G. Henle Publishers held a reception to unveil the new Beethoven Catalogue of Works. The "Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis" was presented to 150 guests at the Bavarian State Library.More
Marc-André Hamelin talks about Sergei Rachmaninoff
He is a master of the piano and acclaimed around the world on account of his outstanding technique: the pianist Marc-André Hamelin. He has provided the fingerings for our new Urtext editions of Rachmaninoff.More
Seiffert now chairman of university board
– The board of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München elects Seiffert, managing director of G. Henle Verlag, as their director –
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, since 2000 managing director of G. Henle Publishers, has unanimously been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
Happy 110th birthday Mr. Theopold (1904–2000)
We recently commemorated his milestone birthday: The pianist and piano teacher Hans-Martin Theopold, who died in 2000, would have celebrated his 110th birthday this April. His fingerings enrich over 200 of our Urtext editions.More
Reading music: new video clips of our study scores
Four short, new video clips show situations in which these pocket editions are particularly useful.More
Answers from all around the world: Online survey about the publishing house comes to a very successful close
Last December our online survey about the publishing house and its tasks was completed. It lasted over two years. One of the first things we saw: An overwhelming number of people took part. This great response could be seen across all of the five languages in which the study was conducted.More
Violin video: Frank Peter Zimmermann on Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto
In 2013 we are presenting a new video interview with a violin expert and performer every month.
“I never tire of it.” All those who hear Frank Peter Zimmermann talking about Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto will notice that it is a work that is very close to his heart. So it is extremely fitting that this outstanding 20th century violin concerto is discussed by one of the most renowned violinists of our time.More
Frankfurt Music Fair and Leipzig Book Fair 2014
Very soon we will have stands at two trade fairs simultaneously – we’d love to see you in Frankfurt/Main or in Leipzig.
Soo-Jung Ann wins first prize in the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2013
The winners of this year’s International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn have been chosen. In the grand final of the competition, before an enthusiastic audience, the jury in the Beethovenhalle awarded first prize to Soo-Jung Ann from South Korea. Stefan Cassomenos from Aurstralia and Shinnosuke Inugai from Japan were awarded the second and third prizes.
Urtext talk in Tokyo
In what is probably the world’s largest music store – the Yamaha Ginza Shop in Tokyo the CEO of Henle Publishers, Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, gave a talk to a large number of guests on 17 October 2013.More
A busy afternoon at the publishing house
On 12 October Anne-Sophie Mutter visited the publishing house accompanied by the Friends of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation e.V. The visitors were treated to a full and varied programme of events.More
Mozart21 – Urtext editions today
The publishing houses Breitkopf & Härtel and G. Henle Publishers are proud to present their cutting-edge Mozart Urtext editions for the 21st century under the title “Mozart21”. The project was launched at this year’s music fair in Frankfurt.More
Bente now honorary president of VG Musikedition
The former CEO of G. Henle Publishers, Dr. Martin Bente, has been appointed honorary president of VG Musikedition.More
Cooperation with Kronberg Academy
It’s all about setting the right tone. But how? This is the question also posed by top musicians, professors and young soloists at the “Kronberg Academy”. G. Henle Publishers is using the 20th anniversary of this internationally renowned educational institution for string players as an opportunity to support it with its music editions and know-how.
“Awkward and strange” – but still a “shining treasure”!
In her essay “Zurück vom Ring”, Yaara Tal explores the work “En blanc et noir” by Claude Debussy, composed during World War I in 1915.
In it she reveals references to Richard Wagner.
Come and see us in Frankfurt!
The Music Fair in Frankfurt is the largest international trade fair for sheet music, musical instruments, music software and accessories. This year it will be held from 10 to 13 April. During the four days of the fair, all of the leading manufacturers and publishers get together and present new products and trends.
Violin video: Ingolf Turban on Paganini’s Capricci op. 1
In 2013 we will be placing a special emphasis on the violin and works for the violin. This includes video interviews with violin experts and performers. Ingolf Turban, the first guest on the red sofa at our publishing house, will be sharing important tips, tricks and ideas on how best to learn Nicolò Paganini’s 24 Capricci op. 1.
So please take a look at this fascinating video (length: 6:50 minutes) on a virtuoso gem of violin literature.More
Hamelin plays Haydn
As an internationally renowned pianist, Marc-André Hamelin naturally often uses our editions. He is also greatly respected by G. Henle Publishers on account of his fingerings, which he has contributed to individual Urtext editions.More
Rhapsody in School
For years we’ve been supporting a music project that has what it takes: “Rhapsody in School”, set up by the pianist Lars Vogt. Instead of moaning about a supposed lack of interest amongst children and young people in “classical” music or trying to get every child to play an instrument, successful musicians visit schools and, thanks to their own enthusiasm and ability, awaken interest in music making amongst children.More
Audio samples for many editions
“What does the opening of this sonata sound like?” If you have ever asked yourself this or something similar about a work in our catalogue, you’ll now find some help on our website.More
Urtext Knowledge around the world
As a Sheet Music dealer he has been residing in Australia for well over thirty years by now. Hans-Helmut Suckau, being of German origin lives and successfully operates as a music wholesaler in Endeavour Hills - a Melbourne suburb approx. one hour away from the city centre. Especially the publications of Henle Verlag are close to his heart.More
Jingge Yan wins first prize in the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2011
The winners of this year’s International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn have been chosen. In the grand final of the competition, before an enthusiastic audience, the jury in the Beethovenhalle awarded first prize to Jingge Yan from China. Chi Ho Han from Korea and Rémi Geniet from France were awarded the second and third prizes.More
"Willkommen – Bienvenue – Welcome!"
Welcome to the Henle home page dear visitor! Everything is new – please have a look around.More