Bärenreiter is celebrating its 100th birthday. The company, which published its first song sheets in Augsburg in 1923 and was officially founded by Karl Vötterle in 1924, is one of the largest music publishers worldwide today. Musicians, musicologists and music lovers value its music editions and music books. With scholarly-critical complete editions of the works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert and many other great composers from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, the publisher has made an international name for itself since the 1950s. »more«
"Once Pintscher made his KCS debut this past March, there was no debate." These words from the Kansas City Symphony's announcement alone are already an accolade, describing the outstanding impact of Matthias Pintscher's debut as conductor of the orchestra in the Midwest. As the conclusion of a two-year search, the KCS chose to appoint Pintscher as its new Music Director after a performance featuring works by Ravel, Scriabin, and Ligeti that was celebrated by both audiences and critics. »more«
He has long stopped counting the many opera performances and concerts he has attended. Probably only a few music fans will have seen as many performances in as many opera houses and concert halls as Ulrich Etscheit, Head of Performance Promotion at Alkor-Edition. However, such music events were
More than half of the “Mahler/Scartazzini Cycle” has already been performed in Jena: Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s “Einklang” as well as the premiere of “Omen” and No. 6 can be heard in Jena on 23 March 2023; on 12 May 2023 part 7 of the cycle will have its first performance. The project which was initiated by Simon Gaudenz and the Jenaer Philharmonie began in 2018 and will be completed in 2025. Gustav Mahler and his works are, in Scartazzini’s words, “a counterpart that speaks to me even over a distance of more than 100 years … their world of thought, their construction, a certain movement; all these are impulses that in the end lead me to my own musical work.” »more« (photo: LA Consulting)
Bärenreiter · Alkor
...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, Georg Olms Verlag Hildesheim, Casa Musicale Sonzogno Milan, Editions Henry Lemoine Paris and Rai Com Rome.
Now in Focus
Ut Orpheus, now distributed by Alkor
The rental material of the renowned music publisher Ut Orpheus Edizioni will now be distributed worldwide by Alkor-Edition, with the exception of Italy. The attractive catalogue, dedicated primarily to early music, includes the complete editions of Francesco Geminiani, Luigi Boccherini and Muzio Clementi.
Ut Orpheus Edizioni is a music publishing house which was founded in 1993 in Bologna, its headquarters being situated in the historic centre of this city where also its own specialized music bookshop – the Libreria Musicale Ut Orpheus – is to be found. The catalogue comprises over 2,000 titles, including scores of early, classical and contemporary music, books and journals.
A large part of its publications consists of formerly unpublished works by known or unknown composers issued in meticulous scholarly-critical Urtext editions.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Die erste Walpurgisnacht op.60
Julia Doyle, Jess Dandy, Mark Le Brocq, Ashley Riches, Crouch End Festival Chorus, London Mozart Players, Conductor: David Temple
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concertos K. 242 & 365
Robert Levin, Bojan Cicic, Academy of Ancient Music, Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Academy of Ancient Music
George Frideric Handel
Magdalena Kozena, Erin Morley, Alois Mühlbacher, Anna Bonitatibus, Elizabeth DeShong, Valerio Contaldo, Alex Rosen, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Symphony No. 3
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth
Franz Schubert arr. A. Schmalcz
Matthias Goerne, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Echo et Narcisse
Adriana Gonzalez, Cyrille Dubois, Myriam Leblanc, Sahy Ratia, Cecile Achille, Adele Carlier, Laura Jarrell, Lucie Edel, Le Concert Spirituel, Conductor: Herve Niquet
Chateau de Versailles Spectacles
You can find the current performance dates on takte-online.