Lecture | Music Culture | URTEXTS: What they are and how to use them
The "Champions League" in the sheet music world
Dr. Wolf Dieter Seiffert - Managing Director at G.HENLE VERLAG and senior Urtext editor with more than 30 years of experience.
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, Managing Director at G.HENLE VERLAG, explains the German word "Urtext." What qualification is required to use the term Urtext and why is it considered the "Champions League" in the music sheet world?
After listening to this lecture, developed exclusively for iClassical, you will understand its benefits for the scores. The lecture contains lively examples of sheet music, such as Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. See the topics below.
The Lecture is divided into 8 Parts:
- The Score as a crucial category
- Urtext as a battle term
- The meaning of the German word "Urtext"
- Authorized sources
- Urtext is a scholarly philological method
- Source criticism
- Text Criticism
- Benefits of studying autographs
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert has been the Managing Director and Head of Promotion and Marketing at G. Henle Publishers in Munich/Germany, the world-famous music publishing company with its distinctive, high-quality blue Urtext editions since 2000. Read more in his full biography.