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Piano Competition - it's now over to the judges!

The Henle Piano Competition 2017 is now closed to entries. The names of the winners will be published on our website on 29 May 2017. More

Catalogue “New Publications Spring 2017”

We have just published our catalogue of "New Publications Spring 2017". It includes all the Henle Urtext editions, which are about to be published. More

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

Reger-Werkverzeichnis op. 144b, 300px

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 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

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

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

Kurt Guntner passed away

Kurt GuntnerThe great violinist Prof. Kurt Guntner died suddenly on January 9, 2015 following a short, severe illness.

Günter Henle’s guest book now online

The founder of our publishing house Dr. Günter Henle and his wife Anne Liese often invited the most distinguished musicians of the time to their home. From 1942 to 1979 they kept a guest book. The guest book can now be viewed online. 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)

Hans-Martin Theopold 2We 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

Blue and yellow, incisive, clear, practical – these are the characteristics of our study scores, the Urtext series in a convenient format for reading.

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

ABRSM grades now online

Are you learning an instrument and doing ABRSM grades? Do you teach and follow the ABRSM syllabus? If so, as of today we’ll make your life easier!

Our website now offers a great new service. In our online catalogue we have specifically marked all of our Urtext editions that are part of the current ABRSM syllabus. We’ll update this information every year so that you’re always reliably informed.  More

Violin video: Frank Peter Zimmermann on Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto

Frank Peter ZimmermannIn 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

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 KoreaStefan 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

(c) Andreas Mutter 2013On 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

Mozart21 Pressefoto

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

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.

Bente now honorary president of VG Musikedition

Dr. Martin BenteThe former CEO of G. Henle Publishers, Dr. Martin Bente, has been appointed honorary president of VG Musikedition. More

“Awkward and strange” – but still a “shining treasure”!

Yaara TalIn 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

Rhapsody in School

Rhapsody in SchoolFor 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

Hamelin plays Haydn

Hamelin spielt HaydnAs 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

Mozart: 18 piano sonatas. 18 editions.

Bild aller Mozart-KlaviersonatenAs of now, all of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s piano sonatas are available from G. Henle Publishers not only in the proven two collected volumes but also as single Urtext editions. The benefits at a glance: 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

Two "Best Edition" 2012 awards

Logo Best EditionG. Henle Publishers has been honoured with the German Music Edition Prize 2012 for two separate publications. On 23 March 2012 at the Frankfurt Music Fair, a volume in the Joseph Haydn Complete Edition and the Chronological thematic catalogue of the works of Max Reger and their sources were awarded "Best Edition". More

Come and see us in Frankfurt!

Musikmesse Frankfurt, Halle 3The 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 21 to 24 March. During the four days of the fair, all of the leading manufacturers and publishers get together and present new products and trends. More

"Willkommen – Bienvenue – Welcome!"

Welcome to the Henle home page dear visitor! Everything is new – please have a look around. More

Jingge Yan wins first prize in the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2011

Chi Ho Han, Rémi Geniet, Jingge Yan und Sylvia HaasThe 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