It’s that time of year again: the Bärenreiter advent calendar has been launched and every day until 24 December you can open one of the 24 „doors“, each with a question about one of our opera Urtext editions.
We invite you to take part in our quiz where you can win a BärenreiterUrtext vocal score every day.
Bärenreiter-Verlag has embarked on a major new project devoted to French music with the launch of a large-scale editorial project to publish the instrumental music of Camille Saint-Saëns in a 36-volume, historical-critical complete edition. The first volume to be published is a new edition of the Symphony in C minor op. 78, known as the Organ Symphony, edited by General Editor Michael Stegemann. The new edition will be launched on 11, 12 and 13 Dezember in the Philharmonie Cologne, performed by the Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne under the baton of its chief conductor François-Xavier Roth. His father Daniel Roth, titular organist at St. Sulpice in Paris, plays the organ. The concert will be broadcast on DeutschlandRadio Kultur, together with an in-depth studio discussion with the editor Michael Stegemann. ›more‹
Rushing, surging, highly virtuosic contours characterise Miroslav Srnka’s Piano Concerto. It receives its Czech premiere in Prague, the composer’s native city, on 19 December 2016. The agile, glittering continuum of sound with its intense, brilliant colour values is performed by Nicolas Hodges (piano) and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tomás Netopil. ›more‹
The 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.
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...is the stage and orchestral department of the Barenreiter Publishing Group. Here you can obtain all performance material available on hire from the repertoire of Bärenreiter, its affiliated publishers, and publishers in Germany and abroad represented by Bärenreiter · Alkor.
As an agency for stage and orchestral works, Bärenreiter · Alkor represents furthermore renowned German and foreign music publishers worldwide or in selected sales territories, including Faber Music London, DILIA Prague, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag Wien, Casa Musicale Sonzogno Milan, Max Brockhaus Verlag, Editions Henry Lemoine Paris and Rai com Rome.
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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