Together with his wife Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle and now with their son Clemens Scheuch too, Leonhard Scheuch has been at the helm of the Kassel-based publishers Bärenreiter-Verlag for a full 42 years. The Swiss-born music publisher celebrated his eightieth birthday on 21 May. »more«
The composer Dieter Ammann, whose works are published by Bärenreiter-Verlag, is to be awarded one of the 2018 Swiss Music Prizes. Born in Aarau in 1962, Am-mann leads a musical double life. As a composer, he enjoys great international success with complex scores written in the slowest of tempi and exuding rich inner life, as shown, for example, by the orches-tral work “Core – Turn – Boost” at the Lu-cerne Festival. »more«
This will be a wonderful summer for Handel fans! Handel’s works – operas, oratorios, sacred choral works – will be an attraction at several well-established summer festivals in several European countries. All performances will use material based on the “Halle Handel Edition” published by Bärenreiter. »more«
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In 2014 the new Urtext edition of The Makropulos Case, one of the most remarkable of Janáček's operas, was published by Bärenreiter Praha. One of the key figures in this ground-breaking editorial project was the world-renowned Czech conductor and Janáček specialist Tomáš Hanus, who significantly contributed to the final shape of the edition. The Makropulos Case has been enjoying a true renaissance in recent years, being staged at prominent European theatres more frequently than ever. Tomáš Hanus assumed the musical direction of the initial production of the Bärenreiter Urtext edition at the Bavarian State Opera in October 2014; further productions followed, among others, in Bratislava and Innsbruck. In August 2016 The Makropulos Case will be heard at one of the world's most important music festivals - the BBC Proms in London. This time the work will be performed in concert from the new Bärenreiter Urtext edition by an ensemble of well known singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek. In the following article, the editors Tomáš Hanus and Jonáš Hájek deal in detail with the new edition's genesis, as well as its cultural and historical background.
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