23.11.2016The German-language music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) is now available as a dynamic online database under the title MGG Online (www.mgg-online.com). MGG Online has been created, financed, and implemented by the publishers Bärenreiter (Kassel), J.B. Metzler (Stuttgart), and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM, New York). It contains the complete content of the second edition of MGG, published in 29 printed volumes between 1994 and 2008. Beginning in 2017, new entries will be added regularly. All article versions remain permanently accessible and clearly labeled. Upon launch, users will find some 200 articles already updated or rewritten.
10.11.2016Manfred Trojahn adds to his series of chamber music works entitled “Sonata” with a work for clarinet and piano. His Sonata V, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and the Royal Philharmonic Society, will be premiered in Leeds on 19 November by Annelien van Wauwe (clarinet) and Nino Gvetadze (piano). On 11 November Trojahn’s ensemble work Nocturne – Minotauromachie, based on Picasso’s etching of the same name, receives its German premiere at the Festival “NOW!” in Essen, performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher.
10.11.2016Asrael, Josef Suk’s symphony dedicated to the memory of Antonín Dvorák and his daughter, Suk’s wife Otilie, who died young, is a major work by the Czech composer and of Czech music of its time. A critical new edition of this work has long been overdue, a task which has now been taken up by Jonáš Hájek, editor at Bärenreiter Praha. The first performance will be conducted by Tomáš Netopil, Music Director in Essen, and one of the leading Czech conductors of the younger generation. He conducts the work on 17 and 18 November 2016 with the Essen Philharmonic, when Josef Suk’s Asrael Symphony will be performed for the first time using the new Bärenreiter material. The concert will be recorded live by Oehms Classics and released on CD. ›more‹
10.11.2016At last, songs found amongst Jean Barraqué’s unpublished works can be performed as a complete set. His important Trois mélodies, three songs for soprano and piano after the Song of Solomon, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud of 1950, are highly individual, expressive works. They form the “nucleus” for the composer’s Séquence for soprano and ensemble which was published later. The premiere, initiated by Ensemble Contrechamps, will be given on 20 November 2016 in Geneva by Christina Daletska (voice) and Stefan Wirth (piano).
24.06.2016From 1 July 2016 Bärenreiter · Alkor will distribute hire and sales material from Max Brockhaus Musikverlag, which represents an important expansion of the repertoire we offer. Founded in 1893 in Leipzig, the music publisher had close connections with the Wagner family and their circle. ›more‹
24.06.2016On 19 August 2016 Leoš Janácek’s great existential masterpiece The Makropulos Case will be heard at one of the world’s most important music festivals – the BBC Proms in London. ›more‹
21.04.2016In their search for Baroque rarities, the Schwetzingen Festival has made a real find with Francesco Cavalli, whose opera Veremonda, L’Amazzone di Aragona, with its mastery of exoticism, has never previously been performed in Germany. ›more‹