The Publishing House

Music Engraving

Aside from the scholarly-philological value of our editions (“Urtext”) and the high quality paper and binding, we are particularly proud of our engraving. Numerous musicians claim that Henle Urtext offers the finest and best engraving around the world:

Foto Isaac Stern



“What a joy it is to work with your editions. They are the most logical, musically speaking, and the planning and printing are of the utmost clarity and thus, a great help”

Isaac Stern to G. Henle Publishers


We are delighted to receive such recognition because we really do invest a great deal of energy and love in our music engraving.



If you are interested in learning more about the fascinating but sadly today no longer practised art of metal plate engraving, then please watch our informative films on this topic:



Film 1

was produced for the US NAMM Organisation at G. Henle Publishers in Forstenrieder Allee in Munich, directed by Martin Marris (Boston) in 2007. It was completed in August 2011. It lasts about 11'31'' and is in both German and English.


Film 2 

was produced in 1997 by Anne-Liese Bente, Munich, mainly in the (no longer existent) engraving department of the Universitätsdruckerei Stürtz. It lasts 7'42'', and is available in German, English, French and Japanese.


You can also purchase original engraver’s plates. If you are interested, please send a mail to: