Back to the Origins and Toward the Unknown…
Repertoire Explorer is an enterprise that operates outside the commercial music publishing industry. Its underlying idea was born from the experience that too many great works of music are unknown, forgotten, underrated and unperformed. Moreover, most of this neglected music has been commercially unavailable for a long time.
The work of Repertoire Explorer extends far beyond the needs of collectors. The series aims to change the world of music one step at a time. For this reason, we also produce first editions of neglected masterworks, that should have been published long ago. These are always accompanied by the complete set of performance material.
Every score is introduced with a scholarly preface (English, German), most of which are available online for preview. All this is made possible by a worldwide network of dedicated musicians, musicologists, and music-loving amateurs contributing in many different ways to the success of the series.
Let us know if there is a work that you’ve been searching for in vain. If it is in the public domain, and if there is a score (and perhaps parts) in acceptable condition, we can usually publish it and make it available quite quickly. If it is still under copyright protection, you may be able to help us negotiate with the rightsholders. Some publishers such as Universal Edition in Vienna have agreed to collaborate with us on a broad basis. It is our hope that such examples will inspire others to join us in promoting great music that will otherwise never enter the repertoire.
Look through our catalogue and be inspired.