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Breitkopf & Härtel mourns the death of Mikis Theodorakis

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis died in Athens on 2 September 2021, at the age of 96. Theodorakis is revered in his homeland as a folk hero, the “Voice of Greece.” Internationally, Theodorakis is also regarded as one of the best-known Greek composers of the 20th century.

Breitkopf & Härtel mourns the death of Siegfried Matthus

On 27 August 2021, our composer Siegfried Matthus died at the age of 87 after a long illness. As a former master student of Hanns Eisler, Matthus composed over 600 works of all genres and is considered one of the most important composers of the GDR.

Come and see us at the chor.com 2021

Finally, it's starting again! From 23 to 26 September 2021, the vocal scene will meet at the chor.com in Hanover. A range of concerts and workshops offer a varied program and invite you to experience vocal music in all its facets and genres. Visit us at booth No. 20 or in one of our workshops. We look forward to seeing you!

Harald Vogel – Ein Wegbereiter der Orgelmusik von Dieterich Buxtehude

Dieterich Buxtehude gilt als der bedeutendste norddeutsche Orgelkomponist der Barockzeit.

Unseren Podcast auf Soundcloud mit Harald Vogel finden Sie hier.

Autograph of Joachim Raff discovered

In 2022, we celebrate the 200th birthday of Joachim Raff. Appropriately, the autograph of Raff’s Symphony No. 10 op. 213 Zur Herbstzeit appeared recently.

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!

New Editions | Preview 2-2021

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.