The Johannes Brahms Gesamtausgabe (JBG) – Johannes Brahms Complete
Edition – is located at the Institute of Musicology at Kiel University
(CAU). A historical-critical new edition of the complete compositional
works of Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) is being developed, which should
serve scientific research as well as musical practice.
The JBG is being compiled in conjunction with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
in Wien. There is a cooperation agreement between the JBG and the Brahms-Institut
at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, which is also situated in Schleswig-Holstein.
The work on the new edition is being coordinated by the Union of German
Academies of Sciences and Humanities, represented by the Academy of Sciences
and Literature Mainz, from the budget of the Federal Ministry of Education
and Research in Berlin, the Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural
Affairs of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, as well as the Austrian Federal
Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, which finances a part-time
staff position at the Institute for History of Art and Musicology at the
Austrian Academy of Sciences (research unit Vienna).
The volumes of the complete edition will be published by G. Henle Verlag
in Munich. The performance materials and study editions derived from these
volumes will partly be published by G. Henle Verlag in Munich, and partly
by the publishers Breitkopf & Härtel in Wiesbaden.
The JBG is a member of the Fachgruppe Freie Forschungsinstitute (specialist
group of free research institutes) at the German Society for Music Research