Wiener Urtext Edition

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Wiener Urtext Edition was founded in 1972 as a joint venture of Schott and Universal Edition. The firm was run by Erwin Ratz until his death in 1973, after which the management was taken over by Karl Heinz Füssl and Hans-Christian Müller. After their deaths in 1992 and 1993 respectively, Rainer Mohrs and Reinhold Kubik took over, and Jochen Reutter has been the general editor since 1996. The company, located in Vienna, is still actively producing editions today.

The founding purpose of this edition was to follow in the footsteps of Heinrich Schenker and others like him (e.g., Bärenreiter) in producing engravings that reflected the composer's original intent as far as possible ("Urtext"). It has for that reason mainly focused on engraving standard-repertoire works such as those of Beethoven or Schubert that have long been prone to editorial errors.

Plate Numbers

List of Plate Numbers

Note: Plate numbers start at UT 50000.

Plate Composer Work Year
UT 50004 Schubert 3 Violin Sonatas, Op.137 1973
UT 50082 Debussy Children's Corner 1984
UT 50143 Franck Trois Chorals pour Grand Orgue 1991
UT 50148 Bach Organ Sonatas 1995
UT 50226 Mozart Piano Sonatas Vol. I 2004 (5th ed.)
UT 50227 Mozart Piano Sonatas Vol. II 2003 (4th ed.)
UT 50247 Beethoven Cello Sonatas 2008

IMSLP Entries

Plate #Full PlateComposerWorkIMSLP #Full YearYear

Contact Information

  • Telephone number: 0043 1 33723-226
  • Fax number: 0043 1 33723-425
  • Email address: reutter{at}

Sources Consulted

  • 1. Wiener Urtext and the Urtext tradition
Wiener Urtext Edition, accessed 14 August 2011.

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