Currently in demand: Small-scale Orchestral Works

Do you wish to play orchestral music while keeping your distance from the other players? 
From the Baroque period to the present day, music history offers a rich repertoire of pieces composed for string orchestra, chamber orchestra or small symphony orchestra.

Due to the current situation, we have compiled this catalogue which presents a selection of works available from Bärenreiter - Alkor. 

Recommendations by Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle and Ulrich Etscheit


Currently in demand: Small-scale Stage Works

We would like to support you in your strategies and scenarios at this time, when under difficult conditions, operas are gradually being allowed to be performed live again in front of an audience. We are convinced that small-scale stage works, whether concertante or in various scenic forms, will certainly play an important role at this stage and have compiled a suitable selection of our repertoire for you.

Recommendations by Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle and Ulrich Etscheit



Now in Focus

Salvatore Sciarrino:
Piogge diverse. Types of Rain

Five songs for baritone and orchestra
Commissioned work, composed on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Dresdner Philharmonie
World Premiere on 15 September 2021 at Kulturpalast Dresden
Soloist: Michael Nagy (baritone), Dresdner Philharmonie, Conductor: Emilio Pomàrico

Il canto s’attrista, perché?
Scenes after Aeschylus by Salvatore Sciarrino. Libretto by the composer
Commissioned work; in Italian with German surtitles
German Premiere on 22 October 2021 at Wuppertaler Bühnen
Co-production with the Theater Klagenfurt
Conductor: Johannes Witt
Set design, stage and costumes: Nigel Lowery


Michael Spyres – BariTenor
Arias by Mozart, Mehul, Spontini, Rossini, Adam, Donizetti, Thomas, Verdi, Offenbach, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Lehar, Wagner, Ravel, Orff, Korngold
Michael Spyres, Choeur d'hommes de l'Opera national du Rhin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Conductor: Marko Letonja

Georg Friedrich Händel
Louise Alder, Hugo Hymas, Lucile Richardot, Carlo Vistoli, Emily Owen, Angharad Rowlands, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
EuroArts (2 DVDs)

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Dardanus. Tragédie lyrique. Paris, 1744
Judith van Wanroij, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Cyrille Dubois, Thomas Dolie, Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, György Vashegyi, Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, Conductor: György Vashegyi

Ludwig van Beethoven
Fidelio op. 72
Nicole Chevalier, Eric Cutler, Gabor Bretz, Christof Fischesser, Melissa Petit, Benjamin Hulett, Karoly Szemeredy, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Symphoniker, Conductor: Manfred Honeck, Director: Christoph Waltz
Unitel Edition (DVD)


You can find the current performance dates on takte-online, subjekt to change pending COVID-19 ramifications. Please also contact the organiser for further information.