Information for our Customers

Dear Customers, dear Friends of Music,




The time has come. After having celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Pfefferkorn Musikverlag in 2020, this era now draws to an end. Having taken over the direction of the music publishing house Breitkopf & Härtel in September 2020, I soon recognized that - despite all good intentions – it was impossible to run two publishing houses with the same care and attention both deserve. I have therefore decided to cease the Pfefferkorn Musikverlag operations as of 31 December 2021. Luckily, a large part of the program of the Pfefferkorn Musikverlag blends in very well with that of Breitkopf & Härtel and is an excellent addition to their music catalogue, in particular to their chamber music program.




What does this mean for you?



The majority of the Pfefferkorn publications have been taken over by Breitkopf & Härtel who also take care of the delivery. Of course, part of the program had to be diminished or even discontinued. As of now, please contact Breitkopf & Härtel concerning all your orders, your questions and suggestions.



What is left for me is to thank you for your loyalty and, in particular, for your many, many suggestions and ideas that have given rise to the program of my publishing house and contributed to its growth in the past 20 years. I hope and I wish that you will stay loyal to the existing editions of the Pfefferkorn Musikverlag, and I can assure you that the credo “Exciting rediscoveries beyond the standard repertoire” has found a wonderful home at Breitkopf & Härtel.




With warm regards and best wishes,



Nick Pfefferkorn


New Publications

Opera project

“Nathan the Wise“ launched

On February 10 it was about time:

Our great opera project  “Nathan the Wise“ was officially launched.

Click here to read more.

First CD on the

 Kuhnau-Project released

"The singers of 'Opella Musica' were able to fill their parts with empathic inwardness and the orchestra 'Camerata lipsiensis‘ under the baton of Gregor Meyer convinces with a transparent, dance-like performance. The promising start gives hope that Kuhnau's work will finally receive the honor that it deserves."

New catalog

 NOVA Spring / Summer 2015

Our new catalog with the preview on our publications for Spring/Summer 2015 was recently published. You can have a look inside here or may order your printed copy  under Service/Promotion material.

The Kuhnau-Project

In close collaboration with the Leipzig Bach researcher Dr. Michael Maul, the director and conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus choir Gregor Meyer as well as the vocal ensemble Opella Musica, we are preparing the leading edition of the vocal works by Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722), the predecessor of Johann Sebastian Bach as cantor of St. Thomas' church in Leipzig. With only a few exceptions, the cantatas of Johann Kuhnau have remained mostly unnoticed by musicologists and editorial projects. We are proud to present Kuhnau's complete vocal works in critical Urtext editions for the first time.



Friedrich Schneider - Complete Piano Sonatas

Complete Piano Sonatas in 4 volumes

Despite a large number of special investigations in this area, Friedrich Schneider’s extensive œuvre for the piano has so far remained completely unnoticed by researchers, although he was one of the most highly esteemed piano virtuosos of his time, alongside his reputation as composer and conductor. On superficial observation, however, his name immediately appears as the pianist of the premiere of Beethoven’s Op. 73 (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major) on 28 November 1811 at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.


Piano music had already been his central focus since his first attempts in composition at the Zittau gymnasium. Besides a large number of dances, ländler, ecossaises and variations, however, he had not yet composed any large-scale work for the instrument. Schneider explained this in his autobiography as follows: