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30.09.2016 Issue  5-2016 / Imprint
For Elise and all friends of music: new Urtext editions!
Dear Reader,
It might well be the best-known piece of Classical music ever written: Beethoven's Bagatelle in a minor, also known under its popular name "Für Elise". Speculation has long been rife about the person behind the name "Elise". Not much is known for sure - not even whether this popular name actually stems from Beethoven. Yet these mysteries have not harmed the short and easy piece. On the contrary, they have promoted its popularity.
We have just published a revised Urtext edition of the Bagatelle. In the following newsletter you will also find more new editions, videos, information and a preview of our catalogue. We wish you pleasant reading!
With very best wishes

Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert
Managing Director
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»New Publications Keyboard Instruments
»New Publications Wind Instruments
»Catalogue "New Publications Autumn 2016"
»Crusell Clarinet Concertos: in conversation with the editor
»All flute titles now available in the "Henle Library" app
»Henle Website has current ABRSM exam pieces
»Former head of the publishing house celebrates his 80th birthday
»Henle blog - the latest posts
New Publications Keyboard Instruments
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Bagatelle in a minor WoO 59 (Für Elise)
Editor: Joanna Cobb Biermann, Fingering: Rolf Koenen
Urtext Edition, paperbound
There are probably very few piano students who have not tried their hand at this piece; it is undeniably one of the most popular classical piano pieces today. And yet unanswered questions still remain.
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Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo b minor op. 20
Editor: Norbert Müllemann, Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
Urtext Edition, paperbound
One of Chopin's most radical compositions, the Scherzo in b minor, leaves very few listeners untouched. The main part, which is wild and full of brutal dissonances, frames an intimate Trio in which Chopin transcribes a Polish song for the piano with a magic touch.
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Claude Debussy
La Fille aux cheveux de lin
Editor: Ernst-Günter Heinemann, Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Debussy intentionally did not place titles at the top of his Préludes for piano (HN 383), published in 1910, but merely wrote them at the end and in parentheses - almost as a belated comment on the piece just played. Nevertheless, no. 8 in the collection, "La Fille aux cheveux de lin" (The girl with the flaxen hair), has become famous in its own right.
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Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata b minor
Editor: Ernst Herttrich, Fingering: Marc-André Hamelin
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Following the revision of our facsimile of the Piano Sonata in b minor (HN 3227) in 2015, we are now proud to present the corresponding new Henle Urtext edition. With the help of the splendid facsimile reproduction we were able to analyse several passages in the autograph more reliably; in addition the editor not only consulted the first edition but also a copy of a student of Liszt's, in which the composer had made entries in his own hand.
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Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata b minor
Editor: Ernst Herttrich, Fingering: Marc-André Hamelin
Urtext Edition, Study score, paperbound
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New Publications Wind Instruments
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Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Clarinet Concerto E flat major op. 1
Editor: Nicolai Pfeffer, Piano reduction: Johannes Umbreit
Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound
This edition completes our series of all three clarinet concertos by the Swedish composer and clarinettist Bernhard Henrik Crusell. The editor and clarinettist Nicolai Pfeffer is now presenting this charming work, between Classicism and Romanticism, on the basis of the first edition.
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Catalogue "New Publications Autumn 2016"
We have just published our catalogue of "New Publications Autumn 2016". It includes all the Henle Urtext editions, which are about to be published.
You can either order a free print copy of the four-colour paper catalogue, download the PDF or look inside:
 » order, download or look inside
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Crusell Clarinet Concertos: in conversation with the editor
With the new edition of the Clarinet Concerto op. 1 by Bernhard H. Crusell, all three of the clarinet concertos by this Swedish composer are now available in blue Urtext editions. Reason enough to have a chat with the editor and clarinettist Nicolai Pfeffer.
 » to the video
 » Urtext editions of the three clarinet concertos
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All flute titles now available in the "Henle Library" app
Emmanuel Pahud is thrilled: As of today, all of the flute titles in our Urtext catalogue are available to you and your music friends in the "Henle Library" app.
Just install the app on your tablet (iOs or Android) and discover Henle Urtext in the digital world!
 » video trailer with Emmanuel Pahud
 » information / download the "Henle Library" app
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Henle Website has current ABRSM exam pieces
Our online catalogue provides a helpful service by denoting all of the editions that are part of the ABRSM syllabus. The ABRSM has just released new syllabus repertoire lists for piano and trumpet that will come into effect from the beginning of 2017.
We have already labelled these new, future exam pieces in our online catalogue. This means that you can now choose pieces in advance that you or your pupils will need, whether for the piano or another instrument.
 » overview of instruments, grades and editions
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Former head of the publishing house celebrates his 80th birthday
On 16 August Martin Bente celebrated his 80th birthday. He was head of G. Henle Publishers from 1979-2000 and influenced many aspects of the company that are still important today.
His successor Wolf-Dieter Seiffert visited him at his home in Upper Bavaria and congratulated him on behalf of all of our employees: "Many happy returns!"
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Henle blog - the latest posts
The charm of the unsettling. A special autograph correction of Mozart's in the F-major string quartet K. 590
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Don't miss a beat! The first movement of Saint-Saëns' 2nd piano concerto
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