Reference works

In addition to the legendary two-volume pocketbook survey dtv-Atlas zur Musik and Ulrich Schreiber's five-volume opera guide (Opernführer für Fortgeschrittene), Bärenreiter offers many reference works aimed not only at scholars, students and journalists, but also at amateurs and music-lovers.

Our composer handbooks provide detailed overviews of the music of great composers or systematic surveys of special bodies of music, such as the Schubert lieder or the Lutheran hymnal. Our thematic catalogues are essential for every scholar.

Reference books on instruments and performers, organ guides, portraits of pianists and singers, our legendary opera manual Handbuch der Oper, lexicons of Beatles songs and jazz standards and our Lexikon Musik und Gender illustrate the range and variety of this side of our programme.

Discover Bärenreiter’s large selection of reference works by browsing our catalogues or by visiting our Shop. You will find new publications here.

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