Rudolf Kelterborn would have celebrated his 90th birthday today, on 3 September 2021. Only a few months before, on 24 March, the Swiss composer, music educator, teacher and mentor of contemporary music passed away in Basel. On this special birthday, the Bärenreiter publishing house honours one of the most important and influential artists of his generation and a composer who sustained his creativity until his death. »more«
Alongside Gounod's “Faust”, Bizet's “Carmen” and Saint-Saëns' “Samson et Dalila”, “Thaïs” by Jules Massenet is one of those 19th-century French operatic masterpieces whose success on the stage remains undiminished to this day. Together with “Manon” (1884) and “Werther” (1892), it is also one of the composer's most popular and original works. This new edition which appears as part of the “L'Opéra français” series enables all three versions of “Thais” to be drawn upon for the first time. »more«
A glimpse into the not-too-distant future: In their new opera "Singularity," composer Miroslav Srnka and author Tom Holloway dramatize mind games about computerized people, updates, and human and technical malfunctions. Their opera is a fast-paced play with set pieces of the cyber world, combining vision with farce and a glimpse into human abysses. »more«
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.
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.
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
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
Eleonora Bellocci, Paolo Fantale, Renato Girolami, Marie Lys, Luigi de Donato, Innsbrucker Festwochen Orchester, Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi
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)
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.