Bärenreiter has begun publishing the complete edition “Gabriel Fauré, Œuvres Complètes”. The French composer’s (1845–1924) works will be published in 26 volumes. The edition will also present previously unpublished works. The first volume contains the Piano Trio op. 120 and the String Quartet op. 121.
With the fourth part-volume of occasional compositions by the early Baroque composer Johann Hermann Schein (1586–1630), the publication of the “New Schein Edition” (Johann Hermann Schein: New Edition of the Complete Works) by Bärenreiter has been concluded.
Clemens Scheuch becomes a Member of the Bärenreiter Executive Board.
At the 2011 Music Fair, Bärenreiter is launching its new homepage. This offers a wealth of information, presented in a smart and attractive web design. Bärenreiter was the first music publisher to have its own internet presence in 1995.
Bärenreiter-Verlag and Henschel Verlag (Leipzig) are entering into a partnership to publish music books. The first five titles in the joint music book publishing programme will be launched at the Leipzig Book Fair in March. The new series “Opernführer kompakt” begins with introductions to Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Verdi’s “Aida” and Puccini’s “La Bohème“. In “‘Ich singe mit Leib und Seele’. Über die Kunst. Sängerin zu sein“ the Bulgarian opera singer Vesselina Kasarova describes in conversation with the music critic Marianne Zelger-Vogt how she became an internationally-renowned artist, and what drives her as a singer.
Bärenreiter-Verlag is embarking on publishing an edition of the operas of the Italian Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli (1602–76), widely regarded as the most successful opera composer of the 17th century. He composed no fewer than thirty operas. In recent years, a few of these have been the focus of increasing interest in staged productions. The edition “Francesco Cavalli – Opere”, under the editorial direction of Ellen Rosand (with Álvaro Torrente), is initially planned as 14 volumes.
Bärenreiter publishes a facsimile of highest authenticity of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”.
The launch of a major information campaign on the theme of Urtext, comprising fliers, advertising materials and lecture tours.
With Mozarts “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” and Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Bärenreiter publish two prestigious facsimiles of works of international musical heritage.
The launch of the publishing project OPERA – Spectrum of European Music Theatre in Separate Editions. The edition will be issued in 21 volumes as hybrid editions: printed full scores plus electronic data (Edirom) with score, sources (music and text) and Critical Reports supplied electronically
With the “Bärenreiter Study Score Reader”, an app for reading music scores on iPad, the publisher has embarked on a new venture. Now, at the end of the year, more than 70 works are already available.
Bärenreiter-Verlag has begun the publication of the Complete Edition of the works of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959). Two volumes – The Epic of Gilgamesh and the 4th Symphony – are the first to be published in the Bohuslav Martinů Complete Edition, which will comprise around 100 volumes when it is complete.
With the third volume of Magnificat compositions, the eleven-volume edition of the Complete Vocal Works by the baroque composer Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706) has been concluded.
Bärenreiter has published e-books for the first time. By the end of the year, ten titles were available, including “Ich will Musik neu erzählen”. René Jacobs im Gespräch mit Silke Leopold.
With the publication of Volume VII, Bärenreiter-Verlag has concluded its Complete Edition of the works of the early Baroque composer Johann Jacob Froberger (1616–1667).
In cooperation with RILM and the publisher J.B. Metzler, the music encyclopaedia “Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart” is now available as an online database on the internet platform “MGG-Online”.
Bärenreiter is embarking on a major new project: the publication of a historical-critical edition of the complete instrumental works of the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The first volume of the edition contains Symphony No. 3 in C minor op. 78, the so-called “Organ Symphony”.
A valuable facsimile of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” is published.
Bärenreiter undertakes a new Urtext campaign featuring musicians’ motifs which bring across the passion, confidence and enthusiasm of making music with Bärenreiter Urtext editions at the cutting edge of scholarship.
With volume 12, the edition of the Complete Letters by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy comes to a close. The much praised, richly annotated scholarly-critical edition is a unique monument of 19th-century cultural history.
For the first time Bärenreiter awards special prizes in two renowned German music competitions: the German Conducting Competition (Cologne) and the International Telekom Beethoven Competition (Bonn).
The composer Beat Furrer is awarded the internationally renowned Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2018.
Publication of the illustrated book “Bach. A Life in Pictures” (BVK 2280) edited by Christoph Wolff with numerous mostly colour photographs.
Bärenreiter and Tido Music begin a new partnership. The London-based firm Tido Music offers pianists and music lovers a wide range of sheet music for the iPad and the Internet. A collaboration also commences with nkoda and Oktav.
The Jugendkonzertchor Dortmund (Dortmund Youth Concert Choir) won Bärenreiter-Verlag’s new Mårten Jansson Choral Competition. The second prize went to the University of Denver Lamont Chorale (USA) and the third to “Vocore” from Warsaw. Vying for the prize were entrants from Sweden, Poland, Germany and the USA, who had sent in a video with their interpretation of Jansson’s “Maria IV”.
The new software NTX is introduced at Bärenreiter.
In good time for the Beethoven anniversary year 2020 (250th birthday) Jonathan Del Mar’s edition of the Complete Piano Sonatas reaches its conclusion. Bärenreiter also publish an Urtext edition of the “Missa solemnis”, several books on Beethoven and a diary “The Beethoven 2020 diary”. A short film “Searching for the True Beethoven” is released.
Bärenreiter-Verlag receives one of the “Classic Prague Awards” 2018 in the category “International Ambassador of Czech Music”. The prize, the highest award in the field of classical music in the Czech Republic, is presented in January at a ceremony in the Smetana Hall in Prague.
In the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Ulrich Leisinger’s reconstruction of Mozart’s Missa in C minor K 427 is performed for the first time. Kent Nagano conducts Chorwerk Ruhr and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg. The music is published at the end of the year.