Wiener Urtext Edition GesmbH & Co. KG

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  • Forsthausgasse 9
  • 1200 Wien
  • Austria

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Since its founding in 1972, the Wiener Urtext Edition has, with its superbly researched and prepared editions, made a name for itself as a forward-looking publisher of scholarly and informative urtext performing editions.

Appreciated by musicians, educators, scholars and amateurs alike, the Wiener Urtext Edition has a well-established reputation of vouching for a reliable urtext, with a catalogue that meanwhile comprises the major works of classical music ranging from the Baroque period to the early 20th century.

The fact that the original focus on keyboard music has broadened in the course of time to include literature for winds and strings has certainly done a lot to enrich the publishing program of the Wiener Urtext Edition, which now also features works such as Debussy’s Syrinx or Reinecke’s Undine Sonata as well as Bach’s Solo Cello Suites or Schumann’s Violin Sonatas.

Additionally the Wiener Urtext Edition publishes works apart from the common standard repertoire, for instance the Sonatas for flute, harpsichord (piano) and violoncello ad lib. by Franz Xaver Richter or the Sonatas for violoncello and piano by Carl Reinecke.

During the last years a few musical works could be rediscovered by musical research, e.g. the so-called Bolzano Sonata by Joseph Haydn or the album leaf Ahnung by Robert Schumann. They have been published in Wiener Urtext edition for the first time as well as the three versions of the Adagio from Mozart’s Sonata in C minor K. 457.

In addition to finding new material to incorporate into its program, the Wiener Urtext Edition accords high priority to the educational idea of introducing young musicians to authentic music-making. A milestone on this way is Wiener Urtext's new series Urtext Primo, which bridges the transition from piano tutor book to repertoire studies.

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  • Reliable musical text on the basis of the sources reflecting the composer’s ideas as authentic as possible

  • Significant text variants for perfomance practice directly presented as footnotes on the same page of music

  • Critical Notes based on the most recent scholarly research

  • Comprehensive Preface on the works’ history and transmission

  • Historically informed Notes on Interpretation

  • Useful fingerings for musical practice

  • Clearly printed, reader-friendly layout on high-contrast music paper

  • Page layout for practical use with convenient page turns

  • High-quality binding enables reliable and easy opening and page-turning

  • Sustainably printed with green power


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Musikmesse 2017

05.04.2017 - 08.04.2017 Hall: 8.0 Stand: C 50