Mourning Hans Zender

Breitkopf & Härtel mourns the death of composer Hans Zender. After a long illness, he passed away Tuesday night 22 October 2109 in his home in Meersburg aged 82. Since 1988, Zender has regularly entrusted us with his works. We look back gratefully on the continuously close collaboration with one of the major artists of our time. His amicable advice will be greatly missed.

Film Award for Breitkopf & Härtel

Our anniversary film “First in Music - 300 Jahre Breitkopf & Härtel” was awarded a 2nd prize at the 52nd “Deutsche Wirtschaftsfilmpreis” (German Business Film Awards).

Treasure Hunt

Do you already know Breitkopf & Härtel’s Treasure Hunt? On the occasion of our anniversary, we are looking for Breitkopf treasures of all kinds.


Selection Advent | Christmas 2019

So that Christmas does not come quite suddenly, we present to you our current catalogue of festive music today. Here we have arranged a colorful selection for the Advent and Holiday season for you.

Have a look right now!

“first in music” | 300 Years of Breitkopf & Härtel

We were the first in the 18th century, and we want to be the first for you in the future as well.

Let us summarize this aspiration simply and succinctly:

“first in music” – that was and is Breitkopf & Härtel. Since 1719!

New Editions Fall/Winter

Are you curious about Breitkopf & Härtel’s new editions? In keeping with our 300th anniversary, we have prepared a very special highlight, which we are pleased to present to you now!