Instrument of the Year 2021

The organ is regarded as the “king of instruments” because of its magnificent appearance and almost limitless sound possibilities.
The year 2021 is all about the organ, the instrument of the year. We cordially invite you to discover Breitkopf & Härtel's extensive and diverse organ program!

And the Winner is ...

Breitkopf & Härtel’s new edition of Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony received the Presto Music Sheet Award in the Category “Best Critical Edition.”
We are very happy about this award and warmly congratulate the Mahler-Team and our editor Christian Rudolf Riedel!

Music At Home

Also, in 2021, all of us have to stay at home due to fight and beat COVID-19.
This duty gives a variety of opportunities in practicing music, reading or doing other things at home only.

Please find Music At Home here.

250 Years of Beethoven

Dear Friends of Music,
At long last we are able to celebrate a major Beethoven anniversary!
Only those of us who are older can recall the last anniversary in 1977. But this is a reference point in the far distant past to guide us, for 43 years later, it now looks as if Breitkopf & Härtel has reinvented Beethoven.

New Editions | Preview 1-2021

Our preview for the first half of 2021 is out! In our catalog “New Editions”, you can find once again a variety of high-quality, versatile and modern editions. We hope you enjoy browsing!

Orchestral and Dramatic Works with Small Scoring

Nowadays, the musical life is facing many challenges. Current conditions and distancing regulations for musicians and the audience make concert and opera operations more difficult, and already planned seasons have to be completely rethought. As a small help with the program research, we have put together a selection of works with a small scoring for you.