Thursday, November 07, 2013

What is your brand?

The question that came up the other day:

What is your brand?

The first thing that popped into my mind was "Henle."

Yes Michael. This is a hint. I'm three Sonatas into volume I, and would really like to own volume II.

What's your brand?


Michael Leddy said...

A footnote: I was telling Elaine about a questionnaire for musicians from an old Downbeat magazine. One of the questions, purposely vague, was “Favorite brand?” The answers included Cutty Sark and Mixture No. 79.

My answer is Pelikan.

Tom Lowe said...

I agree that Henley takes the cake. I just finished the Beethoven Piano and Violin Sonata cycle ( beginning and ending with the Kreutzer) using Joachim/Peters, and am now started on the Brahms cycle with Henle. No comparison. Henle is vastly superior, both from readability and scholarship (but not price!)