A few months before his 90th birthday, Rudolf Kelterborn passed away in Basel. On 3 September 2021, the Swiss composer, music educator, teacher and mentor of contemporary music would have celebrated this special birthday. The Bärenreiter publishing house mourns the loss of one of the most important and influential artists of his generation and a composer who sustained his creativity until his death. »more«
Camille Saint-Saëns: born on 9 October 1835 in Paris, eight and a half years after Beethoven’s death – died on 16 December 1921 in Algier, eight and a half years after the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du printemps“. A compositional oeuvre which encompasses approximately 700 works of all musical genres. There is hardly another renowned composer whose creative output spans a similarly long period of time and shows a comparable variety. »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
This new publication of “Pagliacci” which has been edited by Andreas Giger is the first edition to follow clear editorial guidelines, documenting all amendments and editorial decisions in the Critical Commentary. The opera is presented in two versions which, at the time, were both regarded as complete: the version Leoncavallo presented to the Italian publisher Sonzogno (one act, without a “Prologue” and “Intermezzo”) and the “final version” (two acts with a “Prologue” and “Intermezzo”), the conception of which was influenced by Victor Maurel, Sonzogno, as well as the experiences collected during the first series of performances. The new edition adheres to the autograph score of the composer as closely as current opera practice allows, correcting erroneous notes, articulation markings and slurs as well as proposing dynamics marks that were not included in previous editions. Additionally, problems concerning instrumentation have been solved.
Symphony No. 7
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Markus Stenz
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, Cunductor: György Vashegyi
Symphonien Nr. 2 & 8
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Conductor: Andris Nelsons
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)
Due to the corona crisis concerts and opera performances have had to be cancelled worldwide. For this reason, no performance dates will be listed here for the time being.