Breitkopf Study Scores – the “heavenly blue” series in a small format
Great works in a small format, but always watched over by the “guardian orchestra angel”, handy, well-founded and economical: With their “heavenly blue” covers, the “Breitkopf Study Scores” keep growing with comforting regularity. The “Breitkopf Urtext” editions of our conducting scores are carefully transposed to the smaller format of the study scores.
Recently published were the “Requiem” by Domenico Cimarosa, the “Havanaise” by Camille Saint-Saëns and – especially impressive – the “Elijah” oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
With the publication of the study scores, the newest findings of our “Breitkopf Urtext” editions are no longer limited to orchestral performers – “heavenly prospects” for all music lovers who want to enjoy their favorite works in a faultless musical text. The editor’s preface provides the most important facts about the genesis and transmission of the work in compact form.
Important work groups of the “Breitkopf Study Scores:”
- Beethoven: Complete Symphonies – Breitkopf Urtext; Ed. Clive Brown, Peter Hauschild
- Brahms: Orchestral Works – Urtext of the “Ausgabe der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde”, Vienna
- Mendelssohn: Orchestral Works – Urtext of the “Leipzig Edition of the Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”
- Mozart: Selected Solo Concertos – Urtext in cooperation with G. Henle Verlag
- Schumann: Complete Symphonies and Solo Concertos – Breitkopf Urtext
- Sibelius: Orchestral Works – Urtext of the Complete Edition „Jean Sibelius Works”
Many times Breitkopf’s “little blue series” offers the very first study score of a work, in this case the Urtext version. Two examples are Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto and Robert Schumann’s long undervalued Violin Concerto.