Breitkopf Originals

Milestones of the Publishing House and Music History

What could be a more fitting time than our 300th publishing house anniversary to open for you the bookcases and drawers of our archives? With the brand new series “Breitkopf Originals” promptly starting our 2019 anniversary year, we are offering you an unprecedented view into our publishing house‘s archives, a treasure trove for scholars, musicians, and music lovers alike, placed today under cultural asset protection.

In the coming years, we shall be making available editions in premium-quality reprints that are historically and musico-historically invaluable as witnesses to their times. The selection will initially include the core repertoire of (string) chamber music, to be expanded step by step. We are attaching great importance to continuing the historic Breitkopf “look.” Our popular “Angel Oval” in modern columnar bar form gives our Urtext editions its distinctive face today. In its historically baroque original form, however, it has almost completely disappeared from the publishing program, to experience now its renaissance in this new series.

So, we invite you to join us in looking forward to the great chamber music repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries, together with exciting discoveries that often still astonish even us.

Reprint of historic milestones

  • High-quality engraved image
  • Modern and exclusively featured paper, binding and printing
  • Old “Leipzig” music-text format: 25.0 x 32.0 cm
  • Appropriate alike for musicians, music lovers and collectors