Compofactur provides you with support in making musical sources accessible, be it unpublished manuscripts or out-of-print first editions. If required, a practical or critical edition may be prepared for concerts or recordings.

For a long time a preferred field of work of Matthias Spindler (MSp) is the musicological research and evaluation of archival sources along with the description of their creation history. His research priorities focus on Canto fiorito as well as arrangements from the 18th up to the 20th centuries.

When asked MSp found, for example, first editions by female composer Cécile Chaminade in libraries in Bern, Paris and Unna. The results of the source research formed the basis of the choice of repertoire for the CD Mots d’amour with Anne Sofie von Otter.

Furthermore, during researches, MSp came upon an out-of-print arrangement for orchestra by Jacques Offenbach of Schubert’s Ständchen, corrected and edited the parts and made an adaption of this Lied for voice and orchestra. A transposed version was recorded by Thomas Quasthoff.

Another example is the scholarly critical edition of Schubert’s Lied Der Doppelgänger in the version for voice and orchetra by Franz Liszt.

Researches led MSp to arrangements for gramophone recordings of the composer Robert Schollum of Lieder by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mozart, Reger, Schubert, Schumann, Silcher and Wolf, which are stored in the the Austrian National Library (ÖNB) in Vienna.

Finally, the source research on the Genesis Suite should also be mentioned.