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30.09.2015 Issue  5-2015 / Imprint
Best Brahms - best Urtext
Dear Reader,
"Henle's new editions of Brahms even surpass the previous editions of Brahms - that I know so well - issued by this wonderful Urtext publishing house. Congratulations!"
This praise comes from no less a figure than Gerhard Oppitz, and I personally think it deserves to be shared. It has also provided us with an impetus to devote our attention to Brahms and his work in autumn 2015. So today we are presenting you with a humorous but by no means crude » Brahms Quiz, including some background information on "Best Brahms - best Urtext". There are attractive prizes to be won, such as a recording of Brahms’ complete works for piano solo, naturally on the basis of our Urtext editions, by the pianist Andreas Boyde, comprising 6 CDs and also signed by him.
We also have three new editions of Johannes Brahms this summer - you can read about them in the following newsletter.
With very best wishes

Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert
Managing Director
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»New Publications Keyboard Instruments
»New Publications Wind Instruments
»Further New Publications
»Bartók Complete Critical Edition launched
»Henle Website has current ABRSM exam pieces
»J.  S.  Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias
»Photo competition: the winners
»Catalogue "New Publications Autumn 2015"
»Henle blog - the latest posts
New Publications Keyboard Instruments
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Brahms, Johannes
Fantasies op. 116
Editor: Katrin Eich, Fingering: Andreas Boyde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Johannes Brahms presumably wrote the Fantasies op. 116 at the same time as the Intermezzi op. 117 in the summer of 1892 in Bad Ischl. His sojourn in the Salzkammergut obviously inspired Brahms to write music for solo piano.
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Brahms, Johannes
Piano Pieces op. 119
Editor: Katrin Eich, Fingering: Andreas Boyde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Johannes Brahms’ summer sojourn in 1893 in Bad Ischl was productive. Alongside the pieces op. 118, he also wrote his last cycle of piano pieces, opus 119.
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Brahms, Johannes
Two Rhapsodies op. 79
Editor: Katrin Eich, Fingering: Andreas Boyde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
In 1879, about ten years before Johannes Brahms composed his late, melancholic piano pieces, he wrote the two Rhapsodies op. 79 – two markedly passionate and comparatively extensive works.
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New Publications Wind Instruments
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Glazunov, Alexander
Rêverie op. 24
Editor: Dominik Rahmer, Fingering: Klaus Schilde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Glazunov was himself a good horn player and played in several orchestras as a young student. It was at this time that Glazunov composed this highly romantic work in which he showed off the melodious qualities of this instrument to their best advantage. It is an effective recital piece, even for advanced pupils, and is being published for the first time as an Urtext edition.
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Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
Concert Pieces op. 113 and 114 for Clarinet, Basset Horn (2 Clarinets) and Piano
Editor: Frank Heidlberger, Fingering: Klaus Schilde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
When the clarinettist Heinrich Joseph Baermann and his son Carl stopped to pay a visit to Mendelssohn in 1832, they came to a most curious agreement: they promised him a generous portion of “Dampfnudeln” (steamed dumplings) and “Rahmstrudel” (sweet-cheese strudel) that Mendelssohn was mad about, if he were to write a piece for them.
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Further New Publications
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Liszt, Franz
Piano Sonata b minor
Preface: Mária Eckhardt, Introduction: Claudio Arrau
Facsimile of the autograph, hardcover
Cuts and paste-overs show how Liszt refined the architecture of the work. The previously available facsimile of the autograph in the Henle catalogue also allowed a profound look into this work process – but it was not possible to see what Liszt had originally notated in the passages that were pasted over. These paste-overs have since been removed and in our new edition we can see for the first time what is hidden behind them.
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Ravel, Maurice
Piano Trio
Editor: Peter Jost, Fingering: Pascal Rogé
Urtext Edition, paperbound
As with all of his mature chamber music works Ravel also emerges as an innovator of traditional forms and techniques in his piano trio, composed in 1914. Thus the “Passacaglia” movement corresponds to the underlying form of the Baroque Period.
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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.
This major scholarly project will be issued by G. Henle Publishers together with Editio Musica Budapest. The first of the intended 48 volumes will appear as early as next year.
 » read more
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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 violin, viola and violoncello that will come into effect from the beginning of 2016.
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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J. S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias
Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias are rightly considered an indispensable part of every pianist's life. We are now issuing a new edition of these classics, having consulted all known sources and can thus offer the best "guidance" on the surviving embellished variants. The works are available either in a paperbound or a clothbound edition, in one or two volumes and either with or without fingerings. The new Bach - the best for pianists of all ages.
 » new edition of the Inventions and Sinfonias
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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.
 » the winners
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Catalogue "New Publications Autumn 2015"
We have just published our catalogue of "New Publications Autumn 2015". 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 catalogue or look inside
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Henle blog - the latest posts
28.09.15 "Smfz" - On some unconventional dynamic markings in our Urtext editions » read more
14.09.15 Urtext and Urcontext » read more
31.08.15 At what tempo does Ravel’s Pavane "die"?
» read more

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