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01.12.2016 Issue  6-2016 / Imprint
New Urtext editions and Beethoven Quiz
Dear Reader,
 
All of Ludwig van Beethoven's piano sonatas are now available in individual Henle editions. This is why we are inviting you to take part in our Beethoven Quiz. It contains 10 light-hearted questions that will allow you to test your knowledge of Beethoven and his works. If you like, you can also enter our draw with very attractive prizes at the end. You can get started » here
 
In the following newsletter you will also find details of our new, carefully edited Urtext editions, as well as the latest news about our fast-growing "Henle Library" app.
 
Wishing you a musical run-up to the holiday season!
 
With very best wishes
 
 

Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert
Managing Director
 
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Contents
»New Publications Keyboard Instruments
»New Publications String Instruments
»New Publications Wind Instruments
»Further New Publications
»Catalogue of Trio Sonatas in print published
»All of Bach's works for piano can now be accessed in the "Henle Library" app
»Henle blog - the latest posts
New Publications Keyboard Instruments
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Claude Debussy
La plus que lente - Valse
Editor: Ernst-Günter Heinemann, Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
Urtext Edition, paperbound
 
Slow waltzes enjoyed a special vogue in Parisian salons of the early twentieth century, leading Debussy - with a twinkle in his eye - to produce his piano waltz "La plus que lente" ("The Slower-than-Slow").
 
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Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen op. 65 no. 6
Editor: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Ernst-Günter Heinemann, Fingering: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
Urtext Edition, paperbound
 
With his 66 Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg created a multifaceted treasury of piano miniatures and character pieces. Many have become piano classics, none more so than The Wedding at Troldhaugen, which we offer here in a separate edition.
 
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Anton Webern
Variations op. 27
Editor: Ullrich Scheideler
Urtext Edition, paperbound
 
Following Alban Berg, Anton Webern is the second composer of the Second Viennese School to be included in the Henle catalogue. Webern's music is known for its extreme brevity and strict organisation. A performance of the Variations op. 27 lasts even shorter than ten minutes - a short period of time during which the audience experiences true extremes.
 
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New Publications String Instruments
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Maurice Ravel
Violin Sonata G major
Editor: Ulrich Krämer, Fingering: Pascal Rogé, Fing. vn: Christian Tetzlaff
Urtext Edition, paperbound
 
Inspired by Béla Bartók’s violin sonatas, Ravel planned his own sonata for violin and piano in 1922, but at first did not get beyond sketches. Many interruptions ensued and the work was only finished in 1927. Yet it still succeeded in winning a permanent place in violin repertoire - not least because of its middle movement inspired by jazz elements and the "blues".
 
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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Valse-Scherzo op. 34
Editor: Alexander Komarov, Fingering: Klaus Schilde, Fing. vn: Ingolf Turban
Urtext Edition, paperbound
 
Alongside the famous violin concerto, numerous other violin works by Tchaikovsky have found their way into the standard repertoire for violin. An outstanding example is the Valse-Scherzo, which sparkles with witty playfulness. He composed it in 1877 for the violinist Josef Kotek, a close friend and student.
 
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New Publications Wind Instruments
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Camille Saint-Saëns
Morceau de Concert in f minor op. 94
Editor: Dominik Rahmer, Fingering: Klaus Schilde
Urtext Edition, paperbound
 
As with Schumann's "Concert Piece for four Horns" op. 86 (HN 1138) Saint-Saëns' "Morceau de Concert" was also composed with the idea of exploiting the technical possibilities of the new valve-horn mechanism.
 
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Further New Publications
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Ludwig van Beethoven
"Egmont" Overture op. 84
Editor: Helmut Hell, Preface: Ernst Herttrich
Urtext Edition, Study score, paperbound
 
When Beethoven received a commission from Vienna's Burgtheater to compose stage music for Goethe's tragedy Egmont in 1809, he viewed it as a great honour. Beethoven repeatedly declared later on that he had received no honorarium from the theatre's management, but had written the music "solely out of love for the poet".
 
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Catalogue of Trio Sonatas in print published
 
On 18 November 2016 a special new publication in our catalogue was presented in Heidelberg: a catalogue that is a treasure trove for musicians and musicologists alike! For the first time ever, all of the trio sonatas that were printed in the 17th and 18th centuries have been compiled systematically. These two volumes, in the RISM series, first of all form the basis for all research into the trio sonata genre.
 
Musicians can, however, also rediscover excellent compositions and uncover treasures. Short articles on all of the around 600 composers of the sonatas make it very easy to find out about the often little-known people and their works.
 
So it was a cause for celebration when the editors of the catalogue were able to present it after decades of work.
 
 » About the catalogue
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All of Bach's works for piano can now be accessed in the "Henle Library" app
 
Kit Armstrong is over the moon, and we are sure that you will be, too! All of Johann Sebastian Bach's works for piano in our Henle Urtext catalogue are now available to you and your musician friends in the "Henle Library" app.
 
Download the app onto your tablet (iOs or Android) and experience Henle-Urtext digitally!
 
 » Video trailer with Kit Armstrong
 
 » Read more about the "Henle Library" app or download it here
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Henle blog - the latest posts
 
28.11.2016
The revision of César Franck's violin sonata
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14.11.2016
Johann Jacob Froberger on his 400th birthday
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31.10.2016
Finally an Urtext edition of Tchaikovsky's unabridged Valse-Scherzo
» read more
 
17.10.2016
Haydn's complete cello concertos at Henle: 3, 8, 5 or 2?
» read more
 
03.10.2016
The "Henle Library" app - looking back, looking forwards
» read more
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